The preparations for the upcoming Extra Ordinary Congress of the MDC-T are gathering steam and no amount of physical threats from nemesis will stop the monumental event, according the party’s Secretary General, Senator Douglas Mwonzora.
Speaking to the press at Harvest House this morning, Sen Mwonzora said the party has assembled a dedicated team of technocrats and political principals who meet daily in the ‘War Room’ to make sure the party meets the deadline set by the Constitutional Court. “We have dedicated people working behind the scene to make sure we are going to host a successful congress. The eyes of the world will be upon as and its very important to make Lol sure we have a peaceful and credible process.”
Speaking on the recall of the four City of Harare councillors, Sen Mwonzora explained that it was not a deliberate policy of the leadership to wantonly recall legislators. He stated that some of the withdrawn councillors had dared the party to recall them. He explained that the recall process starts at provincial level and after they decided on a recall, they then notify the national leadership and due process follows before the a decision is made.
“It is not our intention of recalling legislators. For majority of them their livelihoods is at stake since they don’t have other sources of income. However, when they signed affidavits pledging allegiance to the Alliance they automatically recalled themselves. Nelson Chamisa is sacrificing them by making them pledge allegiance to him. We don’t want to pile more misery on them and their families,” said Sen Mwonzora.
Reverting the congress preparations, Sen Mwonzora stated that they are working with the Ministry of Health and Child Care officials to make sure the event is COVID-19 compliant. He also stated that they are finalising on the venue that will meet requirements set by the authorities and also to make sure that the delegates will be safe and secure. He went on to explain that the congress will be a major step in taking the party back to its founding values. Sen Mwonzora also dispelled rumours of funding from the ruling Zanu PF, stating that the party is heavily reliant on volunteers who believe in the direction the party is taking.