Mwonzora sponsored by Zanu-PF and war vets, claims Hwende
Said Hwende on Twitter, "The MDC congress is due in October this is determined by the date of our 2014 congress. ZANU PF and their surrogate candidate sponsored by the War Veterans want an early Congress to divert us from the Agenda of Marching to State House to defend the vote 4 @nelsonchamisa."
MDC Alliance Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora last week wrote to all Provincial Chairpersons instructing them to disregard statements by MDC Spokesperson Jacob Mapfume who said the party's elective congress has been postponed from March to between October and December next year.
The MDC congress is due in October this is determined by the date of our 2014 congress. ZANU PF and their surrogate candidate sponsored by the War Veterans want an early Congress to divert us from the Agenda of Marching to State House to defend the vote 4 @nelsonchamisa— Chalton Hwende (MP) (@hwende) November 10, 2018
Said Mwonzora, "I refer you to the matter in today's Daily News under the Headline Dirty money ravages MDC. The article suggests that our elective congress which was scheduled for February 2019 has been moved to a later date in 2019.
"In terms of clause 3, 6,4 and 3,6,5 of the party's Code of Conduct and Regulations Annexure B of the Constitution no single branch of the party can unilaterally change the dates of congress.
"Therefore the suggestion that the President has moved the dates of congress cannot be true as it is not in accordance with our principal guiding manual."
Mapfume had alleged that there is dirty money being used to overthrow Nelson Chamisa.
"There is dirty money circulating ... we know all this and some are now campaigning, but these are premature campaigns,"MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume told the private press on Friday.
"The fact is, the date for our congress is between October to December next year. We had our last congress in 2014, so the congress is not due yet by any imagination.
We know that there are some people who are being sponsored by Zanu-PF to destabilise the party through early congress calls," he added.