(Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Editor)
HARARE – The MDC-T Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora has announced that the party’s extraordinary congress will be held during the week of 13 to 20 December 2020.
He made the announcement during a press conference today held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and conference centre.
Mwonzora said the decision was made unanimously during the second National Council meeting held on 18 October 2020.
“The National Council of the Movement for Democratic Change T held it’s second meeting on the 18th of October 2020. The meeting was well attended and there was robust debate.
“The meeting unanimously resolved that the Extraordinary Congress of the party wil be held at a venue to be announced in the week of the 13th to the 20th of December, 2020,” said Mwonzora in a statement outlining the resolution.
The nomination process for those who want to be the party’s president will start on 1 November.
Furthermore, Mwonzora reaffirmed the position that they will not allow those who have been expelled from the party.
“The meeting emphasised that the Extraordinary congress processes shall be open only to bona fide members of the MDC-T. All those who have joined, formed or are supporting other political parties not the MDC-T have by operation of clause 5.10.a of our constitution automatically terminated their membership of the party,” added Mwonzora.
He said this was meant to close out the possibility of G40 members and MDC-Alliance members who he accused of wanting to attend the congress with the aim of destabilising the MDC-T.
Quizzed on why the expelled members were not being subjected to internal disciplinary processes like Abednigo Bhebhe and Paul Gorekore, Mwonzora said Bhebhe and Gorekore were still members of the MDC-T unlike those recalled who had been terminated themselves from the party.
During the press conference, Mwonzora also said the party was going to hold the primary elections to elect candidates for the upcoming by-elections once they have held the extraordinary congress and the government announces the dates.