The leader of what the MDC Alliance calls the Zanu PF extension, Thokozani Khupe who is the MDC T interim leader has with immediate suspended the party’s Harare provincial youth chairperson Paul Gorekore New Zimbabwe reports.
This is after Paul Gorekore and a group of youths seized the party headquarters with the aim of handing it over to the MDC Alliance as they said the MDC T has been infiltrated by Zanu PF elements.
Khupe wrote to Gorekore and notified him of his suspension over his conduct:
This suspension is designed to allow for investigation by the party into your conduct. Should the investigations prove misconduct on your part in terms of the party constitution, disciplinary procedures in terms of Annexure C of the party constitution will be invoked.
You are further directed to vacate Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House together with the youths you brought in on receipt of this communication.
Also note that during your suspension pending investigations you are, barred from accessing the national party offices at MRT House, barred from accessing Harare provincial party offices at MRT House, advised to stop carrying out any party business associated with your position and membership in the party and advised to cooperate with the office of the Arbiter General
The letter further details Gorekore’s offenses in which he is being suspended for:
On Monday 28th September 2020 at or around l000hrs, you addressed an unauthorised press conference on matters concerning the party. On the same Monday 28th September 2020, you disobeyed instruction from the national chairperson to desist from the conduct you were taking.
On Wednesday the 30th September in the afternoon again you made another unauthorised press statement on matters concerning the party
From Monday 27th September 2020 your actions have disrupted normal party office activities at the national party headquarters which has effectively disrupted party national programmes.
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