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'Mwonzora, Komichi expelled from MDC-T'

04 Apr 2020 at 08:24hrs | Views

I Elias Mashavire the principal actor in the matter on which the Supreme Court sat on 31 March 2020 do hereby make the following issues known to the public:

1) I am happy that the matter has finally been resolved by our courts of law and has given sufficient warning to future political leaders.

2) I note that, since the time I first approached the High Court raising the issues that I believed anđ continue to believe that they stand at the heart and soul of our democratic struggle, so much has happened. Some of our comrades decided to establish electoral arrangements outside our movement and went on to win some seats using that vehicle. As a democrat, I believe that when a party member decides to avail themselves as a candidate on behalf of another party, they automatically expel themselves from their original party.

I thus believe that all those of our erstwhile colleagues who stood as MDC Alliance, PRC and independents automatically expelled themselves from MDCT. For the avoidance of doubt, these of our former members include former Secretary General Advocate Douglas Mwonzora who stood against the party as Manicaland Senator as we well as former Deputy National Chairman Morgen Komichi who stood against the party as Midlands Senator.

3. Moving forward, it is important for us to reflect on how best we can treat our erstwhile comrades who left the party and opportunistically sought Parliamentary and political leadership positions from other establishments. The possibility of such comrades coming back and hijacking what we have suffered for since 2016 is very high. Vigilance is thus critical.

4) Lastly, we need to soberly reflect on the possibility of our upcoming extraordinary congress becoming a legal nullity if we do not get the cooperation of a substantial amount of the 2014 structures. I say so because most of them expelled themselves from the party when they decided to contest it in 2018. Are we going to put a blanket amnesty for all of them to come back without disciplinary action? Will this not be same political expediency that we just defeated in court?

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