via Bulawayo24 NEWS | MDC-Renewal not in a hurry to launch new party 06 July 2014
FORMER energy minister and key MDC Renewal Team figure, Elton Mangoma said the Renewal Team would not hurry to form a new political party until the group holds its inaugural congress in March next year.
“For now we have not changed our name; we are the genuine MDC. The issue of whether we should continue using the name MDC or not will only be decided by congress which we hope to hold in March next year,” said Mangoma.
The former Makoni North legislator said that his party has already agreed in principal with Zapu, Mavambo, National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) and the Welshman Ncube led MDC to form a grand coalition to unseat Zanu (PF).
He insisted that the MDC-T and its leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not be part of coalition.
“Tsvangirai cannot be part of us because he had become part of the problem. We want to kill the big man syndrome and go back to the values and ethos of the original MDC. We do not want a situation where individuals become bigger that institutions.”