MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe yesterday cancelled the extraordinary congress which was slated for today after clashing with power-hungry interim secretary-general Douglas Mzonzora over the voters roll he compiled.
Party elections agents yesterday spend the better part of the day locked in meetings to verify the 2014 party structures, comparing with Mwonzora’s roll.
The roll, party insiders said, was in shambles, with names but without positions which they held at the time.
“It’s been agreed (to cancel the congress). The party will seek another postponement at the court,” a party insider said.
Meanwhile, MDC-T acting spokesperson Tapiwa Mahakada has confirmed the postponement of the party’s extraordinary congress. Below is his statement.
19 December 2020
MDC-T Extra-Ordinary Congress: Latest developments
I have to advise all our MDC-T party structures, supporters, and delegates that the much-awaited EOC has been postponed to a date to be soon advised.
This development has been necessitated by logistical challenges that we had underestimated and these are being sorted out so that the party holds a seamless Extra-Ordinary Congress.
We owe it to our members to hold a transparent, democratic and credible Congress that will elect the successor to our late iconic leader, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. The decision to postpone Congress was arrived at after all the contestants agreed that more preparations needed to be done in order to deliver a credible Congress that will reflect the will of the 4500 MDC-T delegates.
The four contestants are Dr Thokozani Khupe, the Acting President, Engineer Elias Mudzuri, the Acting Vice National Chairperson, Dr Morgen Komichi, the, National Chairman and Advocate Douglas Mwonzora, the Secretary-General.
Yours In Solidarity
Dr Tapiwa Maji-Marefu Mashakada
MDC-T Acting National Spokesperson