The opposition MDC-T has demanded that the MDC Alliance recognise the March Supreme Court ruling on the MDC leadership crisis as a condition for talks between Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa.
This comes after MDC-T and MDC Alliance youth seized the historical Harvest House christened Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House and demanded that the two MDC outfits’ leaders engage in dialogue to resolve the prolonged dispute.
Business Times reports that the national executive councils from the two MDC outfits have been secretly meeting to find solutions to their differences.
The publication further reports that issues being discussed are the Harvest House, recalling of councillors and legislators and restoration of 2014 structures.
Speaking to Business Times, MDC-T’s interim Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora said suggested that Chamisa’s allies will not be part of the negotiations. He said:
Chamisa and his group have to recognise the Supreme Court ruling and there is no need for the involvement of Biti and Ncube as they were not part of the structures and were leading their parties.
Chamisa was a member of the national executive.
This must be a starting point and the youths that have occupied the Harvest House have no legal right to occupy the building and must not give any order as we don’t recognise them.
Chamisa and his group must be organising participating at an elective congress as ordered by the Supreme Court not to continue to confuse party members.
Meanwhile, MDC Alliance Secretary-General, Chalton Hwende acknowledged efforts by youths to reunite the MDC and also accused Mwonzora of working with the ruling ZANU PF to weaken the opposition in the country.
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