via MDC-T statement on intra-party violence – Nehanda Radio Feb 16, 2014
The MDC does not condone any form of violence against anyone. To that end anybody who is found to be on the wrong side of the law and either perpetrating or inciting violence in the party will be brought to book in terms of the party’s constitution.
Yesterday President Tsvangirai made an impassioned plea for tolerance and non-violence within the party. We expect all our party cadres to listen to our leadership in this regard.
In fact the President is on record for saying that the issue of his succession should be debated openly within the party structures.
At yesterday’s meeting the President made it clear that we must all unite as a party in order to fulfil our historic mission which is to deliver the people of Zimbabwe from poverty and misery. The district chairpersons of the party were ordered by the President to go and promote party unity at grass root level.
For their part all the district chairpersons from across the country vowed to remain united under the leadership of President Tsvangirai in the new struggle for Zimbabwe.The MDC will put aside the ghost of July 31 and concentrate on preparing for the next election which is going to be held soon.
Yesterday the President Tsvangirai proposed the Eight Point Plan for National Survival which is the MDC panacea to the national crisis. Our leaders at grass root level will therefore lead the articulation of these issues to the people of Zimbabwe.
Despite any temporary setbacks the MDC will remain the vanguard of the people in fighting for freedom, justice and equality in Zimbabwe.
Victory is Certain.
Douglas Mwonzora (MDC-T National Spokesman)