Douglas Mwonzora, Secretary-General of the Thokozani Khupe-led Movement for Democratic Change-T (MDC-T) has this Thursday urged MDC party members to accept the Supreme Court ruling on the party’s leadership crisis.
Mwonzora said that the party must convene an Extra-ordinary Congress which will put the party’s leadership crisis to finality.
His remarks come after the Supreme Court ruled that Thokozani Khupe was the legitimate leader of the MDC-T party who should assume the leadership, on an interim basis, until an extraordinary congress is held within three months after the passing of the judgment.
He said that there was no need for party members and supporters to denigrate the courts only because the ruling was not in their favour adding that the issue of leadership needs to be addressed.
Mwonzora also said that it is wrong to say that there is a party called the MDC Alliance since the MDC Alliance is an amalgamation of 7 parties merely for 2018 elections.
He added that the congresses that were held by Nelson Chamisa’s MDC faction and Khupe’s MDC-T faction were just congresses of factions in the same party and they have been nullified by the Supreme Court.
Mwonzora also said that the constitutions of political parties are not there for decoration – they have to be upheld.