The opposition MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora is scheduled to hold its elective congress next year amid discord between the president and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe.
Khupe feels that the party was now being run along tribal and discriminatory lines after a national council meeting held on November 26, 2021, allegedly resolved that she and other MPs that reportedly sympathise with the MDC Alliance be recalled from Parliament.
Spokesperson Witness Dube Wednesday told NewsDay that the 2022 elective congress would also fine-tune the party’s policies. Dube said:
We will choose a candidate that is energetic and fresh, and will contest the 2023 elections. We are targeting 66% of the national vote. We have started arranging our structures.
With respect to Madam Khupe, she raised a leading motion on congress and unfortunately she was not of the majority view. Party members feel we should address the issue. There was never a motion to recall her from the Party and Parliament, but she made it look like she is a victim, but she is not.
Khupe has through her lawyers, Ncube Attorneys, demanded a copy of the minutes of the national council meeting on 26 November where the alleged plot to recall her was made.
But the party secretary-general, Paurina Mpariwa said the minutes could not be released as they contained confidential information.