The Movement for Democratic Change led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has refuted reports that it has started amending its constitution to give more power to its president and decimate the post of secretary general.
According to press reports, the party is said to be moving towards having a president, who also becomes the MDC’s first secretary – a political model similar to Zanu PF’s current structure.
In a statement issued by party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC said it has not yet collected constitutional proposals from its members as is required by its constitution.
Mwonzora said they set up a constitutional review committee headed by Morgen Komichi that will get various proposals from its members, which will subsequently be tabled at the party’s congress in October.
But Mwonzora confirmed that they have plans to separate the powers of the party secretary general from those of the party president.
He told Studio 7 this will clarify the roles of each portfolio holder.