By Paul Nyathi | Under crisis opposition MDC-T Standing Committee has agreed to take the issues bedevilling the party to the party’s National Council for a resolution.
The National Council is the highest decision making body of the party in between congresses.
Sitting in as urgent standing committee on Tuesday, the party resolved to call for an extraordinary National Executive Committee meeting on Thursday which will be followed by a similar extraordinary National Council Meeting the same day.
In a statement released by the party National Spokesperson Obert Gutu on Tuesday afternoon after the Standing Committee meeting resolved that the National Council should convene as a matter of urgency to solve the infighting within the party.
“The National Standing Committee met today in the context of developments in the party. The meeting was held to bring order, sanity, traction and direction as the party builds momentum for victory in the upcoming 2018 elections,” said Gutu.
“The National Standing committee, chaired by Acting President Hon. Advocate Nelson Chamisa, resolved that there be an extraordinary National Executive Committee meeting at 1000hrs on Thursday at Harvest House. This will be followed by the National Council at midday to resolve and deal with all the issues to do with party cohesion and hygiene,” he added.
Defiant Vice Presidents Thokozani Khuphe and Elias Mudzuri may have their fate sealed in the party at the National Council meeting if they fail to attend due to their continued boycott of party meetings.
The standing committee was attended by 11 out of 15 members. Absent were Khuphe, Mudzuri, National Chairman Lovemore Moyo and Organising Secretary Abednico Bhebhe.
Members Present were:
Acting President Nelson Chamisa
Deputy National Chair Morgen Komichi
Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora
Deputy Secretary General Paurina Mpariwa
Treasurer General Theresa Makone
Deputy Treasurer Chalton Hwende
Deputy Organising Secretaty Amos Chibaya
Women’s Assembly Chair Lynette Karenyi
Youth Assembly Chair Happymore Chidziva
Secretary for Elections Murisi Zwizwai
Deputy National Spokesperson Tabitha Khumalo
Spokesperson Obert Gutu