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MDC-T Assembles Team to Handle Mangoma Case

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is on Thursday expected to name a disciplinary committee to prefer charges against the party’s suspended deputy treasurer general, Elton Mangoma.

Spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said the party’s national executive committee and the National Council will meet to finalise the details and agree on names for the committee.

This development follows Mangoma’s lawyers’ move to file papers in the High Court challenging the party’s decision to suspend him arguing the move is unconstitutional.

Cited in the application are party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, secretary-general Tendai Biti, chairman Lovemore Moyo and the MDC-T party.

Mwonzora, who said that his party will challenge the application, said Mangoma has fired himself from the party just by challenging his suspension in the courts.
"It is an ill-conceived application in my own view but he has filed his application and we are going to be oppossing that application," Mwonzora said.

But Mangoma’s lawyer Jacob Mafume said they only approached the courts because the party was not willing to change its decision.

"M. Mangoma has filed a court application because the decision that was done in the first place wa illegal and in contravention with our constitution, Ariticle 12 of the constitution," said Mafume.