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Mwonzora, MDCT Expelled From MDC Alliance

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By Staff Reporter

 

MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora has been expelled from the MDC Alliance for violating the grouping’s terms of the agreement.

In a letter from the MDC Alliance signed by Principal MCD and Convener Mathias Guchutu, Mwonzora was accused of masquerading as the head of the Alliance.

 

“You are masquerading as the head of the Alliance without in any way discussing, consulting or even updating your principal colleagues,” he said.

“According to the agreement it is not automatic that the MDC-T is the President of the Alliance and candidate as it is the prerogative of the principals as we still need to follow the criteria as laid out in the agreement.”

Guchutu said Mwonzora had met President Emmerson Mnangagwa without the knowledge of the other MDC Alliance principals.

Last month Mwonzora paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at the State House where he said he was delivering MDC’s concrete proposals for dialogue.

 

“You held talks or paid a courtesy call (as you put it) on the Head of State yet you had no courtesy to update your fellow colleagues of such a defining moment if the content we see in the press is anything to go by, you have taken the Alliance principals and Alliance Support Base and the entire Zimbabwean electorate for granted,” said Guchutu.

In the letter, Mwonzora was accused of fielding candidates during the 2018 harmonised elections.

 

“The MDC-T fielded a presidential candidate, MPs, Senators and Local Government candidates in 2018 in total disregard of the 3.0 Non-Compete Alliance principals,” he said.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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