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Kucaca Phulu quits MDC-Renewal post

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MDC-RENEWAL Bulawayo provincial chairperson Kucaca Phulu has reportedly stepped down from the post due to what insiders said was a conflict of interest stemming from his profession as a lawyer.

Staff Reporter

Phulu is said to have tendered his resignation letter to MDC-T Renewal interim chairperson Samuel Sipepa Nkomo on Monday.

Southern Eye has it on good authority that Phulu had to make a choice between stepping down as party chairperson or from Abammeli Human Rights Lawyers. Generally, civil society groups do not encourage their members, particularity top members to hold political posts.

However, key party members were tight lipped yesterday.

“Phulu was faced with basically two choices, both difficult to make,” the source said. “He could have either stepped down from Abammeli Human Rights Lawyers or from the party chair.

“He settled for Abammeli, but still remains a party member.”

Sipepa Nkomo could neither confirm nor deny.

“I have also heard that he (Phulu) has stepped down and a letter has been written to me,” he said.

“I have not received that said letter, am not sure whether it was sent to Harare or Bulawayo.

“For now, it is still a rumour.”

MDC-Renewal provincial spokesperson, Edwin Ndlovu yesterday maintained that Phulu was still the chairman.

“We haven’t heard anything about Phulu, he is still our provincial chair,” he said.

“I spoke to him and he said he knows nothing about the stepping down.”

Phulu could not be drawn to comment, saying if there was need to, he would say something.

“I cannot comment on that,” he said. “If there was anything to that effect, I would definitely comment, I guarantee that.”

MDC-Renewal Bulawayo executive is expected to hold an urgent meeting to deliberate on the latest development. Phulu was recently assigned to the post in line with a resolution made by the party in April.

The resolution was aimed at ensuring the party would approach 2018 national elections as a big political movement.

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