MDC-T interim secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora says he is confident of winning the presidency of the party at the extraordinary congress to be held this Sunday and become the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s successor.
Mwonzora has denied allegations that he tried to manipulate the party’s electoral college to give himself an advantage over his rivals, interim president Thokozani Khupe, interim chairperson Morgen Komichi and former organising secretary Elias Mudzuri. He said:
I believe there are efforts to try to scuttle my chances of winning. However, they will not succeed. The people shall speak.
The MDC-T is set to hold its elective congress this weekend after it was cancelled at the last minute six days ago by Khupe.
Khupe and Mwonzora faced off in a stormy meeting on Monday to resolve the dispute over the voters’ roll to be used at the party’s congress.
Mwonzora is alleged to have surreptitiously doctored the party’s 2014 structures and stuffed the voters’ roll with names of his backers.
In March this year, the Supreme Court ordered the fractured opposition party to get back together and convene an elective congress to replace Tsvangirai, who died in February 2018.