AT least 7 000 MDC Renewal members are expected to attend the party’s inaugural elective national convention set for next month in Harare, secretary for international relations, Gordon Moyo said yesterday.
A TOP MDC Renewal Team official has accused Zanu PF of failing to turn around the country’s economic and political fortunes despite its two-thirds majority in Parliament.
CTING President Phelekezela Mphoko on Sunday dished out cash and foodstuffs at a rally to drum up support for Zanu PF’s candidate in the Chikanga-Dangamvura by-election as the ruling party pulls out all stops to win seats vacated by MDC-T MPs.
MDC-T vice-president Thokozani Khupe’s political life now hangs by a thread after the MDC Veterans Activists Association (MDC VAA), a grouping of founding members of the opposition party, joined the campaign for her ouster on allegations of fuelling factionalism in Bulawayo.
FORMER Pumula MP Albert Mhlanga’s decision to contest the June 10 by-election has reportedly divided the MDC Renewal Team, with some pushing for his dismissal for defying the faction’s position not to contest.
ZANU PF is expected to romp to victory in today’s two by-elections in Mt Darwin and Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituencies amid fears by little-known participating opposition political parties that the playing field is not level.
THE MDC formation led by Welshman Ncube has gone a gear up in setting up and verifying its structures ahead of the merger with the MDC-Renewal team led by the interim president Sekai Holland.
THE MDC and MDC-Renewal team will tomorrow hold a reunification signing ceremony at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare.
THE MDC-Renewal team has said ex-MDC-T organising secretary Nelson Chamisa will be welcome to join the Tendai Biti-led movement if he feels disgruntled at the outcome of his party’s elective congress that saw him losing the secretary-general post to Douglas Mwonzora.
POLITICAL analysts yesterday warned that the constitutional amendments adopted by the MDC-T at the weekend to have all administrative powers centred around its leader Morgan Tsvangirai was likely to further weaken the already fractured opposition party.