A member of the Welshman Ncube-led MDC claims to have expelled the party leadership for aligning themselves with the Nelson Chamisa-led formation and threatened to recall four MPs from Parliament.
A letter by Shipikai Mandaza, who described himself as interim leader of the MDC-N, stated that six senior leaders, among them party leader Welshman Ncube and Dzivarasekwa MP Edwin Mushoriwa, who was the deputy president, were no longer members of the MDC-N after aligning with Chamisa.
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Speaking to NewsDay on Wednesday, Mandaza said he would fight to ensure the recall of Mushoriwa from Parliament and other elected officials. He said:
If you join another political party, automatically you would have expelled yourself from the MDC-N.
We cannot, therefore, have a situation where we have Ncube as our president and him being the vice-president of the MDC Alliance.
You cannot play for Highlanders and Dynamos football clubs at the same time.
Mandaza’s letter comes after the MDC-N suspended four officials last week for attending a meeting convened by the Douglas Mwonzora-led MDC-T on August 3, 2021.
The four, Mandaza, Christopher Monera (secretary for policy and research), Munhangu Musevenzo (secretary for training and political education) and Gift Kurupati (national council member) were set to appear before a disciplinary hearing, according to Faruoh Jele, the alliance national disciplinary committee chairperson.
Meanwhile, the Ncube-led MDC through its spokesperson Kurauone Chihwai said the four are still suspended and will appear before a disciplinary committee in due course.