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MDC-T Steps Up Plans to Re-organize Ahead of Elective Congress

Warring Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) faction leaders, Tendai Biti and Morgan Tsvangirai. (AP Photos/Collage by Ntungamili Nkomo)
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, which has been hit by defections of senior party officials, has stepped up plans to re-organize ahead of a crucial elective congress in October.

Insiders say the party is also consulting on the need to water down the powers of the secretary general and to seriously consider their participation in future elections if President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party stalls on electoral reforms.

MDC-T organising secretary Nelson Chamisa said they have set in motion debate on the way forward.

Meanwhile, the Zanu-PF politiburo is expected to meet Thursday. Party secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has refused to disclose the agenda but Zanu PF sources told VOA Studio 7 the meeting will focus on the party’s forthcoming congress and the growing economic problems in the country.