MDC-T’s Gorden Moyo steps down

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Gorden Moyo

MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson Gorden Moyo on Friday stepped down saying his party had failed to deal with its stunning defeat by Zanu PF in last year’s elections.

Staff Reporter

Gorden-Moyo---DSTV---KB-Mpofu-132Moyo took a sabbatical from party activities in March and the reasons that were given were that he wanted to concentrate on his academic work.

However, rumours have been swirling about his allegiance to MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai who is under pressure to step down after his defeat to President Robert Mugabe.

A splinter faction led by MDC-T secretary general Tendai Biti is setting up parallel structures and has hinted on forming a separate party to challenge Zanu PF in the 2018 elections.

Moyo told journalists at a Bulawayo hotel that he was stepping down as provincial chairman but would remain an active MDC-T member and would not give up his Makokoba parliamentary seat as widely claimed.

He also bemoaned the violence that has rocked the MDC-T as a result of the push for Tsvangirai’s ouster.

“Our party has been characterised by violence for the past three months. “We are fighting friends, not foes,” he said.

“I believe this province needs a different type of leadership, not I. “Therefore, on this day, Friday13 June 2014, I am stepping down from the office of the chairperson of the Bulawayo Province in the MDC-T.”

Moyo denied any links with Biti’s renewal team.

There is already intense jockeying for his post with organising secretary Albert Mnkandla being heavily tipped to take over.

Bulawayo deputy mayor Gift Banda who has MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe’s backing is also eyeing the post.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Moyo should be man enough and come into the open as to where he stands. How will he deal with violence as an ordinary party member if he fail as the Prov Chair? If he were to tell the truth he remains an ‘ordinary member’ for the sake of being an MP. The truth is the mdct project, Mr Moyo, is doomed. Be a man with a spine & make a proper & clear decision. Leadership is about making decision based on conviction & principles. With or without Tsvangison mdct is now facing extinction. Choose to be either with thepeople & in the future or remain in the politics of partronage & on the fence. Be bold man.

  2. Moyo keep it up coz Mdc-t is heading for a nose dive due to malpractices of Khupe,Lovemore,Nelson Chamisa and Bhebhe,Mark my word Mdc-t is going to split for good after early congress coz some have created permanant positions and cant lose it want to return it by any means.

  3. To Paurina Pariwa”Correct babamnini mind u he is in a womens constituency ngaende pliz akabvisa Timba ku PMS office Ne Tribal card”.Such statements to Gordon Moyo thy dnt deserve to expose your tribal motive towards Ndebeles Hon Pariwa more over your women constituency costed Mdc-t big time last election,As Ndebele people we demend an apology

  4. Chamisa and Khupe should be charged for telling people lies Bulawayo people rejected Gordon under the pretex he was nt even a member but insisted he has been in the part since it was formed 1999 another factor in the last congress thy rigged for Gordon agaist Nhlalo

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