Come clean on Chamisa, Mudzuri elevation: Youths

Source: Come clean on Chamisa, Mudzuri elevation: Youths – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 26, 2016

MDC-T youths have challenged senior party members to come out in the open and support party leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s decision


to appoint Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as the party’s co-vice presidents together with Thokozani Khupe or publicly condemn it, instead of speaking in hushed tones.

Addressing journalists following an emergency meeting held at the party headquarters, Harvest House, yesterday, MDC-T national youth leader Happymore Chidziva said it was time party leaders stopped playing hide-and-seek games over the issue.

“We, therefore, urge comrades within the party, who have decided not to be clear and who have decided to hide under the banner of ‘no comment’, to immediately come clean on whether they subscribe to majority views or not,” he said.

Tsvangirai triggered an internal storm last week after he allegedly appointed Mudzuri and Chamisa as vice-presidents.

The decision has already been challenged by two party members, Patson Murimoga and George Rice, who last week filed a court challenge seeking to have the appointments reversed.
But Chidziva yesterday opined that Murimoga and Rice’s lawsuit was privately funded by top party officials opposed to Tsvangirai’s decision.

“These two men cannot afford to pay costs associated with this lawsuit, let alone comprehend a legal argument,” he said.