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MDC-T to Hold National Council Meeting

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Elton Mangoma

Elton Mangoma

The National Council of the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to meet in Harare on Friday to discuss, among other issues, the problems that are threatening to tear the labour party apart.

Party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said the meeting, the first in 2014, will discuss issues of discipline in the party together with a report from last month’s provincial and district chairpersons’ meeting and the future of the party.

There was speculation that the meeting could decide the fate of party deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma, who wrote Tsvangirai a letter urging him to step down saying he has failed several times in national elections to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF from power.

But sources in the party said it will be difficult for the council to expel Mangoma because it needs a two thirds majority vote to do so.

National chairman Lovemore Moyo, who is also the disciplinary committee chairman, told VOA Studio 7 he will present his report to the meeting but declined to reveal its contents.

He also could not confirm whether there were any people to be brought before the disciplinary committee.

Mangoma also refuted rumours that he was seeking a High Court interdict that will stop the Friday meeting from going ahead.

He said there was no need for him to try and stop the meeting because everything was going according to plans.

Mangoma also revealed that he will attend the meeting even if it will be held at the party’s headquarters Harvest House where he was recently assaulted by some youths.