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MDC Bulawayo province to be dissolved?

by Staff reporter
09 Oct 2019 at 20:31hrs | Views
MDC Matabeleland North provincial executive has petitioned the party's national executive to dissolve the Bulawayo structures, on allegations it was fraught with factionalism, mostly influenced by tribal divisions.

The MDC Matabeleland North province, fed up with the endless infighting, adopted a resolution calling for the dissolution of Bulawayo structures during a meeting in Lupane. Party spokesperson Daniel Molokele last week confirmed the party had started investigating the matter as it seeks to bring sanity to the city.

"The matter is being discussed internally but there is no official position yet," Molokele said.

The MDC Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Swithern Chirowodza blasted the Matabeleland North executive resolution as a legal nullity because no one province superintends the other as the MDC constitution does not allows for interference by one province in the internal affairs of another.

Meanwhile, Chirowodza at the weekend said his party's Bulawayo province has integrated all Ndebele members that felt sidelined in a move aimed at uniting the party, the NewZimbabwe reported.

The party in the province was rocked by division in the run-up to the party's May congress with losing candidates demanding that the results be nullified.

Chirowodza told the publication that Bulawayo province has fully integrated.

"Bulawayo province has fully integrated those who contested for provincial administrative committee positions at the last provincial congress held on 18 April 2019. This is a magnanimous position," said Chirowodza soon after the party‘s provincial assembly meeting held in the city Friday.

Chirowodza added that the integration also took on board the majority of people from ethnic group that felt sidelined.

Among those integrated included Masuku who lost the provincial chairmanship post to Makokoba Member of Parliament James Sithole.

Others co-opted in the national executive also include Mpopoma MP Charles Moyo, former Pumula MP Albert Mhlanga, and former Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Aldermen Mpofu.

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Source - dailynews