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Moyo under fire for imposing candidate


BULILIMA East MDC-T members have accused party chairman Lovemore Moyo of bringing the party in the district to disrepute.


Moyo is accused of imposing people of his choice and failing to follow the party’s constitution and using his office to promote factionalism in the province.

According to a document seen by the Southern Eye, MDC-T members say Moyo‘s activities contributed to the party’s poor performance.

The MDC-T members accuse Moyo of imposing Solani Moyo, popularly known as Njemnyama, on them.

The document says Njemnyama contested as an independent during the 2013 general elections.

The party constitution states that anybody who contest as an independent reverts to being a branch member and is expected to remain there for two years without a senior post.

Njemnyama was fast tracked from being a branch chairperson to provincial chairperson within a month with the assistance of Moyo, the MDC-T members allege.

Friday Mpofu, the provincial organiser, said they would not accept Njemnyama as the provincial chairperson.

“He must follow the right channel into the structures,” he said.

Simela Mandlenkosi, a district organising secretary, accused the MDC-T of not respecting them by imposing a person who had rebelled against the party to lead them.

However, Moyo accused those blocking Njemnyama’s ascendancy of not belonging to the party and being ignorant of its constitution.

“A person is not voted for by an individual like a burial society, we sat as a national executive and called these people and forgave them as a national executive council,” he explained.

“We gave them final warnings upon coming to work for the party. I think those are individuals that failed to make their presence felt on the ground and are not MDC.”

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