MDC-T SA provincial executive ‘booted out’

Members of MDC SA during a protest in Jo'burg

Members of MDC-T SA during a protest in Jo’burg

By Tichaona Sibanda
SW Radio Africa
3 April 2014

The provincial executive of the MDC-T in South Africa, led by Kwanele Moyo, has been sacked for ‘sleeping on duty’ and replaced with an interim executive.

The new interim structure, headed by Austin Moyo, was put in place until the province holds elections, said Mutsa Murenje, the acting secretary for Research and Policy.

He denied the dissolution of the executive had anything to do with the factional infighting that has divided the party in Zimbabwe, triggered by the letter authored by suspended treasurer-general Elton Mangoma to party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

In the letter, Mangoma accused Tsvangirai of lacking leadership, which resulted in the party’s heavy electoral ‘defeat’ to ZANU PF last year, and asked him to step down.

Murenje said: ‘These guys (old executive) simply went to sleep and the province stopped to function for years.’

A statement released by the MDC-T SA on Wednesday said the Party just disappeared in the hands of Kwanele Moyo, compelling the members to pass a vote of no-confidence in the non-existent structure.

‘The Zimbabwe Special Dispensation programme which saw Zimbabweans receiving work, study and business permits is at the verge of collapsing due to lack of follow-ups from the Kwanele Moyo led executive,’ the statement said.

Members of the new executive said they were fully behind Tsvangirai and also acknowledged the suspension of Mangoma.

‘We want to put it on record that only four ambitious individuals are attempting to disregard the outcome of the Party’s Congress which was held in Bulawayo three years ago. The members of MDC have however resisted the palace coup which Mangoma was made to be the face,’ the statement added.



3 Responsesto “MDC-T SA provincial executive ‘booted out’”

  1. Lovemore Chikandiwa says:

    Tichaona you must have verified the facts on the ground before printing the story. Any way, with the fact that you haven’t got any comment from either the other side or the national organising leaves a lot to be desired. You are a seasoned journalist and you know how to investigate and balance stories. Your story is very un accurate.

  2. MkanyaGP says:

    This is not a true Story. We the districts in SA have not taken this step yet. It would have been wiser to verify before going to print. Its unfortunate these guys are masquerading themselves as the new province. Some of them like Rodgers Mudarikwa have disciplinary issues that saw party cards disappearing. S Dube distances himself from this faction. We applaud him for that.

  3. whichfool? says:

    Problem with pirate radio stations, they tend to prefer lies?

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