THE Welshman Ncube-led opposition MDC has, with immediate effect, appointed Miriam Mushayi to oversee the party secretariat department after it sacked acting secretary general, Moses Mzila Ndlovu.
BY Nqobile Bhebhe
Mzila Ndlovu, who took over from Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga was relieved of his post by the party national standing committee (NSC) on Saturday.
The NSC passed a vote of no confidence on Mzila Ndlovu citing a string of failures to execute duties.
“The standing committee unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in the acting secretary-general, Moses Mzila Ndlovu,” MDC spokesperson, Kurauone Chihwayi said in a statement.
“The vote of no confidence is a culmination of a whole range of failures, which resulted in profound dissatisfaction with the acting secretary general’s ability to perform virtually all the functions of his office, including failure to call meetings of the organs of the party, failure to administer party offices and party affairs, failure to put in motion and prepare the processes for the conduct of the party’s elective congress due this year and failure to implement the decisions of the standing committee.
“The acting secretary general has failed to competently, efficiently and effectively conduct party affairs and generally failed to measure up to the demands of his office, which have included complete dereliction of duty,” said the statement.
Chihwayi yesterday told Southern Eye that Mzila Ndlovu was still a party member.
“Moses Mzila Ndlovu was not fired from the party, but was removed from the secretary general’s chair to unlock progress. He remains a member of the party unless fired.
“In this case the national standing committee passed a vote of no confidence in Mzila Ndlovu.
“The deputy secretary-general of the green machine, Miriam Mangwende Mushayi has been moved upstairs to take charge of the MDC secretariat with immediate effect.
“Mushayi is already at work preparing the ground for the party’s elective congress,” he said.
Chihwayi said the MDC is a “people’s project that elected officials should protect, because of that we will do everything possible to remove impediments”.