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Former MDC Lawmaker Abandons Prof. Ncube's Party

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Professor Welshman Ncube

Professor Welshman Ncube

Former Insiza South lawmaker, Siyabonga Malandu Ncube, says he is resigning from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation of Professor Welshman Ncube because of the poor manner in which the party is being run.

Mr. Ncube told VOA Studio 7 that he is not happy about the indiscriminate expulsion of party executives and the imposition of Priscilah Mhisihairabwi-Mushonga to represent Matabeleland South in the House of Assembly.

Mhisihairabwi-Mushonga made her way through constitutional provisions of proportional representation.

Some top MDC members, who expressed anger over her seat, have been expelled from the party in what the leadership claims are high levels of indiscipline.

They include Matabeleland South provincial member Phillip Mokoena and Bulawayo executive member Charles Mpofu, among others.

Party spokesman Nhlanhla Dube said he has not yet been informed about Malandu-Ncube’s resignation.

The MDC led by Professor Ncube performed dismally in the July 31st elections as it failed to win a single seat in the House of Assembly after amassing 10 seats in the 2008 polls.

Some political analyst say the departure of Malandu-Ncube and other top party executives are an indication that all is not well in the Ncube-led MDC.
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