MDC-T interim Secretary-General, Senator Douglas Mwonzora has said Nelson Chamisa and other MDC Alliance members, as well as the recalled legislators and councillors, are not eligible for the Extraordinary Congress slated for December.
Mwonzora made the remarks while speaking on New Zim TV’s The Agenda on Monday adding that the blocked people have ceased to be members of the MDC-T. He said:
If you are a member of the congress of another political party, you cannot be a member of our congress…
In this case, we are going to be electing a president. That person is likely to be our presidential candidate versus their candidate. How can they come to determine who their opponent is?
Nelson Chamisa has said it himself; he is a lawyer; he is an advocate. He knows the constitution of the MDC and through his own mouth, he said he was no longer a member of the MDC-T and he went on to say he will never come to our congress, it is there.
He said it is a Zanu PF congress and, therefore, he is not interested. Since when then Mr. Advocate has this ceased to be a Zanu PF project?
Mwonzora also said MDC-T does not “have anything to do with” ZANU PF neither does it need a reminder from ZANU PF that it aims to achieve a democratic Zimbabwe.
The congress is meant to elect a successor to Morgan Tsvangirai, the late founding leader of the opposition MDC.
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