(Last Updated on October 3, 2020 by Editor)
HARARE – MDC-T Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora has continued the illegal purge, recalling ten more MDC-Alliance legislators.
Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda made the announcement of the recalls which include the current MDC-Alliance vice president, Lynnet Kore.
The other recalled MPs are Eric Murai(Highfield Easht) , Wellington Chikombo(Glen Norah) , Earthrage Kure(Epworth), Dorcas Sibanda (Proportional Representation Bulawayo), Concilia Chinanzvavana(PR Mashonaland West), Caston Matewu(Marondera Central), Prince Dubeko Sibanda(Binga North), Unganai Tarusenga(St Mary’s) and Susan Matsunga(Mufakose).
The latest recalls bring the total number of 21 recalls to date as Mwonzora and Khuphe continue to impose their control over MDC-Alliance legislators.
Mwonzora and his allies have been using the controversial Supreme Court ruling that gave Khuphe interim leadership of the MDC-T party to stretch their powers into another party which contested as a separate political party during the last election.
The Supreme Court judgment ordered that a special congress be called within a specified time frame to which they have failed to do so meaning they are acting illegally.
Recently during an exclusive interview with Zimdaily, constitutional law expert Brian Kagoro unpacked the ongoing recalls citing that Khuphe and Mwonzora have been acting illegally because none of them had the power to recall any elected official of the party without approval from congress.
“Section 15 of the constitution(MDC-T) makes it clear that they cannot arbitrarily replace anyone.”
Mwonzora has been recently feeling the pressure after youths formerly aligned to him united with MDC-Alliance youths to reoccupy the party’s headquarters and called for the party to go back to the 2014 structures.
This demand will certainly leave Mwonzora powerless to continue the purge with most of the remaining members of the National Standing Committee backing Nelson Chamisa.