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Khupe aide backs Harvest House seizure

by Staff reporter
29 Sep 2020 at 08:11hrs | Views
MDC-T National Organiser Abednico Bhebhe has called his colleagues within the party leadership to order, urging them to respect the concerns of dozens of party youths who took a step to seize the MDC's Harvest House headquarters Sunday demanding a stop on internal hostilities threatening to destroy the once formidable opposition.

Bhebhe also called on dozens of anti-riot police to leave the entrance of the opposition headquarters and stop interfering with the party's affairs.

He said the youth had expressed concern about the unilateral conduct and decision making of senior leaders without involving the organs of the party such as the National Executive and National Council.

Bhebhe was referring to continued recalls from both parliament and councils, of party representatives by the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T.

"We note the position taken by the youth of the MDC in its collective sense. We note their concerns, in particular the possible infiltration of the party with the intention of derailing its objectives," Bhebhe said.

"In addition, they have expressed concern about the unilateral conduct and decision-making of senior leaders without involving the organs of the party such as the national executive and national council. Such unilateral decisions involve among others the recall of MPs and councillors without the authority of the national council and the purported preparation of the extraordinary congress without involving the national council which is constitutionally mandated to supervise and direct this process."

On March 31, the Supreme Court declared that Nelson Chamisa's leadership of the MDC was illegitimate and placed Khupe in temporary charge. It also ordered the party to hold an extraordinary congress within three months.

Source - dailynews

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