Exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo has advised the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance not to change its name as a political party but should find a new coalition name for elections.
Moyo suggested that changing the party’s name will enable Douglas Mwonzora (MDC-T secretary-general) and the Special Anti-corruption Unit (SACU) in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office to use the MDC Alliance to “create fictitious crimes” against the party’s leadership. Said Moyo:
“The MDC-A should not change its name as a political party. No. That would enable Mwonzora with Mnangagwa’s SACU to use the MDC-A name to create fictitious crimes against his erstwhile colleagues. Rather, since it’s now a party, the MDC-A needs a new coalition name for elections!”
This comes after the MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe announced that its candidates in impending council and parliamentary by-elections will contest under the MDC Alliance.
At the MDC’s 21st anniversary in the capital, Harare, on Saturday, the party’s acting chairperson Morgen Komichi said:
“From today, we are the MDC Alliance.
“The Alliance agreement is very clear that its leader is from the MDC and that person is Thokozani Khupe. That’s the name we will use in the upcoming by-elections.”