Chamisa's MDC promises more demos after congress

Chamisa's MDC promises more demos after congress
Published: 25 May 2019 (45 Views)
The MDC Alliance has warned the government that it will organise demonstrations after its elective congress scheduled for May 24 in Gweru.

Addressing party supporters in the faction-ridden Chiredzi West at the Civic Centre grounds in Chiredzi Town on Sunday, May 12, MDC Alliance national organising secretary Amos Chibaya accused the Zanu-PF government of trying to destabilise the opposition party ahead of its congress.

He said the destabilisation plot was one of the Zanu-PF government's strategies to deflect attention from its glaring failure to stabilise the economy.

He pointed at the recent High Court judgement nullifying the 2016 appointment of party leader Nelson Chamisa to the party vice presidency and his subsequent rise to the presidency as one of the many ways by which Zanu-PF is trying to destroy the opposition.

"We are not going to be given a leader by Zanu-PF's courts, never! We did our internal processes as required by law after our icon, Morgan Tsvangirai had passed on. The (MDC) national council resolved that Chamisa has to lead the party for two weeks before they said he is by law allowed to act for 12 months. That's why he stood as our presidential candidate (in the 2018 harmonised elections).

"Khupe is a leader for another political party, MDC-T which held its congress in 2018 at Stanley Square where they elected leaders of their party. She also contested in the harmonised elections and she is also currently in dialogue with Mnangagwa as a president of her party. So the courts have nothing to do with our party," said Chibaya.

He said the party will regroup after congress and organise peaceful demonstrations to protest the worsening economic conditions.

"We will unite party cadres during our congress so that we speak with one voice. We are going to reclaim our stolen vote soon after congress in order to address the economic crisis," said Chibaya.

Chiredzi West has so far failed to elect new leadership and set up new structures due to factionalism and deep internal divisions. Chibaya said he will preside over the elections himself on Sunday this week after a rally that is expected to be addressed by Chamisa.

- tellzim

Tags: Chamisa, MDC, Demo,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

New dispensation a far fetched idea

by Leonard Koni | 18 June 2019 | 88 Views

'Chinese infect Zimbabwean women with STIs'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 135 Views

RTGS$ will plunge more

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 147 Views

Man stones motorists, obstructing Mnangagwa's wife

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 105 Views

Chinese national beats up Chief in Norton

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 126 Views

Zanu-PF youths push for seizure of Grace's 15 farms

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 83 Views

Police intensify blitz on money changers

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 97 Views

1 female candidate for Lupane East poll

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 76 Views

14 Zimbabwean students earn Indian scholarships

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

Mnangagwa meets foreign Press corps

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 76 Views

Matutu warns cartels

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 75 Views

Mnangagwa's POLAD progressive, says top MDC-T official

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

New twist to Zesa bigwigs' case

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 90 Views

Armed robbers raid city gold dealer

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 65 Views

$100 000 Good Samaritan only gets a 'Thank you' and $0?

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 71 Views

5 Bulawayo lawyers in High Court Judges short list

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 53 Views

High Court sets rules for ZACC interviews

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 54 Views

What is BF's carrying capacity

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 61 Views

Man buries mother alone

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 65 Views

Govt departments must respect senior citizens: Auxillia

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 51 Views

Nurses on go-slow

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 54 Views

Zanu-PF hounds Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 67 Views

Zesa to demolish Bulawayo Power Station towers

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 68 Views

'Exporters must invest in trademark protection'

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 39 Views

Zimbabwe has an artisan shortage, here is how to fix it

by Jacob Kudzayi Mutisi | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

Khupe, demos top Chamisa MDC agenda

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 56 Views

Police bust Plumtree cattle rustling syndicate

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 43 Views

Drummond Ranch: A tale of modern-day slavery

by Nkululeko Sibanda | 18 June 2019 | 52 Views

Baba Harare 'dates' Bev for new video

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 39 Views

Man accused of ex-girlfriend rape acquitted

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 48 Views