Douglas Mwonzora’s MDC Alliance has ordered Nelson Chamisa and his own MDC Alliance to stop “forthwith” the “abuse” of the multi-party coalition’s name and symbols in signs the opposition faction was prepared to take the fight for MDC empire control to the wire.
This follows a meeting Mwonzora had Friday with a group of political leaders who were representing parties aligned to his own faction of the MDC Alliance.
Mwonzora and his faction argue they are the genuine MDC and further contend the party is the genuine leader of MDC Alliance whose formation was originally spearheaded by late founding opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Following their meeting at the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House in Harare under the so-called MDC Alliance Principals Pact, the faction released a statement part of whose contents were apparently directed at Chamisa and his MDC Alliance.
Read the statement later released by Nqobizitha Dumakile Khumalo, secretary for information and publicity, “The various political party leaders acknowledged President Mwonzora as the leader of the MDC Alliance in line with the constituting document of the pact. The meeting reasserted full commitment to the Alliance agreement.
“The meeting, however, noted the continued abuse of the MDC Alliance name and the symbols and urged those doing so to cease and desist forthwith.
“The meeting further agreed that it heartily welcomes and accepts any political players who subscribe to the MDC Alliance ethos.
“The meeting also deliberated and asserted its full commitment to inclusive, genuine and unconditional dialogue to end problems currently affecting many Zimbabweans.”
MDC Alliance comprises former party factions which were then led by Tsvangirai, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti.