|Douglas Mwonzora and Nelson Chamisa (File Pic)|
secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has warned Members of Parliament (MPs) and
councilors who won their seats under the MDC Alliance in the 2018 harmonised
elections that they should desist from making suicidal political decisions
motivated by blind loyalty for Nelson Chamisa.
told TellZim News that no one is being victimized under the current wave of
recalls but they are only targeting those who pledge their allegiance to
Chamisa instead of MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe
not going to be victimizing councillors and MPs as long as they tow the party
line. If they don’t, we will not hesitate to wield the axe.
people thought that they were invincible and would not be recalled from council
or parliament but where are they now?
thought we were joking. They were being lied to by Chamisa and Biti (Tendai) that
they belong to him but where was Chamisa when we recalled them?
is nothing personal about the recalls but it is about principle. Every party
has its principles and if you fail to live by them and do as expected we kick
you out,” said Mwonzora.
all the MPs and councilors who got positions under the MDC Alliance ticket belong
to MDC-T and they should make no mistake to grand stand as they will be
argument on whether the MDC-T has jurisdiction over them has been exhausted.
Most councilors in the urban areas that we had to recall committed political
knew that we had the power to recall them and they continued to disregard the
law,” said Mwonzora.
News has been informed that Mwonzora’s axe will soon land on Masvingo
councilors who are believed to be siding with Chamisa.
recalls among the seven MDC Alliance Masvingo Urban councillors increased after
Mwonzora fired 11 Harare councillors including the deputy mayor in the wake of
a mayoral by-election which was won by Jacob Mafume ahead of Mwonzora’s
preferred candidate Luckson Mukunguma.
fired in Harare are Lovemore Makuwerere, Gilbert Hadebe Gilbert, Simon
Mapanzure, Charles Chidhagu, Keith Charumbira, Steven Dhliwayo, Munyaradzi
Kufahakutizwi, Barnabas Ndira, Runyowa Chihoma, Charles Nyatsuro and Enoch
Masvingo, Mwonzora is said to be targeting Ward 4 Cllr Godfrey Kurauone, who is
MDC Alliance national youth organising secretary and strong Nelson Chamisa
ally; Ward 5 Cllr Daniel Mberikunashe, who is related to Chamisa; and Ward 7
Cllr Richard Musekiwa, who is also said to be strongly loyal to Chamisa.
said Mwonzora could spare Mayor Collen Maboke, who has had several runs-in with
Chamisa prior to the controversial Supreme Court judgement that led to the
current turmoil in the opposition movement.
other two councillors; Selina Maridza of Ward 1 and Tarusenga Vhembo of Ward 3
would be threatened into towing the Mwonzora line and spared as well.
however, said that his party is yet to get a report about councilors in
Masvingo saying that they are still doing as expected of them hence they are
have not received any information regarding the councilors in Masvingo. This
means they are still doing as expected of them.
Harare councilors were recalled for a number of reasons. They had specifically
by word and deed said that they had joined the MDC Alliance party.
were fingered in various embarrassing allegations of corruption. The
councillors in Harare went against the party directive in the selection of the
mayor and ended up surrendering the position to PDP, which is unacceptable,”