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MDC-Alliance Bulawayo province rocked by fresh chaos

by Staff reporter
11 Nov 2019 at 06:33hrs | Views
Meanwhile, MDC-Alliance Bulawayo province has been rocked by fresh chaos over the co-option of some members into the provincial executive.

The resolution to co-opt members into the province was made after MDC-A leader Mr Nelson Chamisa buckled to pressure to include members who lost at the provincial congress in May ahead of the party's main congress in Gweru in June.

Mr Chamisa was dragged into the fiasco with accusations that he had sided with the group comprised of present provincial chairperson Mr James Sithole at the expense of members from his deputy Professor Welshman Ncube's MDC party that was dissolved and merged with MDC-Alliance.

Sources said the Bulawayo Provincial Administrative Council, popularly known as PAC, met in Bulawayo on Tuesday where they fiercely disagreed on the co-option of more members into the women's wing.

The sources said the wing's chairperson, Ms Luba Masotsha - believed to be an ally of Prof Ncube - proposed to incorporate more members outside the stipulated 10 that was agreed on by the party.

"The party resolved to incorporate 10 members in each of the wings to accommodate members who lost at the provincial congress. Masotsha wanted to go further and incorporate 18 more members and put her people in the top five positions of the province," said a party source.

The suggestion by the women's wing chairperson was resisted by Mr Sithole and deputy Mr Felix Mhaka.

"Mhaka warned Masotsha against doing things that would come back to haunt her as her actions were unconstitutional while Sithole supported his deputy arguing that the women's wing chairperson's moves were illegal," said the source.

It was revealed that the opposition to the incorporation runs deeper than claims of constitutionalism as there were factional fights with tribal undertones in the province.

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