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.
MDC Renewal international relations secretary Gorden Moyo says opposition parties will never unseat Zanu PF unless they put aside their differences and jointly fight the ruling party as a united front.
THE MDC Renewal Team has been thrown into further turmoil amid the suspension of its Matabeleland North chairperson, Sengezo Tshabangu and resignation of Bulawayo chairman, Amen Mpofu, it has emerged.
THE MDC Renewal Team has described councillors who quit the party last week to rejoin the MDC-T as “desperate gold diggers” driven by financial greed.
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.
THE ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) yesterday began a seven-day pilot voter registration exercise for the June 10 by-elections, amid indications that Tsholotsho North will have much more polling stations than was the case in the 2013 elections.
For the first time in 15 years, the opposition will lose control of Bulawayo, one of the few provinces that had remained steadfast in rejection of Zanu PF since the formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 1999.
MDC-Renewal will not bar any of its members keen on contesting the forthcoming June by-elections as independents, but the party will not assist them in campaigning.
BULAWAYO councillor Sheila Musonda, who yesterday denied ever defecting to MDC-Renewal, was captured on video last October being paraded during the unveiling of the defectors.
ZANU PF looks set to bag all the 14 vacant parliamentary seats as the MDC-Renewal will also boycott by-elections, should the courts throw away their appeal to re-claim their seats.