Supporters of MDC-T interim secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora on Wednesday staged a demonstration at the party headquarters in an attempt to discredit the voters roll favoured by the party interim leader Thokozani Khupe.
The protestors claimed that Khupe’s preferred voters’ roll, which is based on the 2014 MDC-T structures, which was adopted by the party, belongs to the rival MDC Alliance.
Mwonzora and Khupe have clashed previously over the voters’ roll to be used this Sunday at the party’s Supreme Court-ordered extraordinary congress.
A party insider, who refused to be named, told NewsDay yesterday that Mwonzora’s backers staged a mini demonstration. He said:
They mobilised and came to Richard Morgan Tsvangirai House, where a meeting of principals that are contesting the presidency was scheduled to begin.
They were baying for Komichi’s blood, accusing him of trying to rig the party elections by using MDC Alliance 2019 structures which the party used for its botched Gweru congress.
The principals had to abort the meeting and opted to go and proceed with the meeting at Mudzuri’s House where the previous national council meeting was held last week.
Mwonzora, Khupe, acting chairperson Morgen Komichi and his deputy Elias Mudzuri are the four contenders to replace founding president Morgan Tsvangirai who died in 2018.