MDC-M Rocked By Power Struggles

The party accused the two officials of going around the country changing the party structures by conducting secret provincial elections without the knowledge of the party’s national structures.

“The National Chairperson of the MDC Women’s Assembly and the National Organising Secretary of the same wish to categorically distance themselves from the unprocedural and unconstitutional actions of Welshman Ncube and Priscilla Misihairabwi in circumventing the National Women’s Assembly structure,” said the party in a statement.

The two are said to have organised a provincial meeting in Chitungwiza at the weekend where they went on to organise a meeting of the Chitungwiza Provincial Women’s Assembly despite that the entire elected leadership was absent.

The Vice Chair a Ms Mutenga and the Deputy Information and Publicity Secretary a Ms Monera were said to have attended the meeting.

The party said the meetings were null and void because they were held without following the party’s procedures of convening such meetings.

The two officials who are Ministers of Industry and Commerce and Regional Intergration and International Cooperation, were also said to have failed to give notices of meetings in violation of the party’s constitution.

The two were accused of conducting yet another unconstitutional meeting in Bulawayo which saw the election of the Bulawayo Province Youth Assembly.

“We are surprised that being a constitutional lawyer, the Secretary General should exhibit such poor governance as to violate the party constitution left, right and centre,” said the party in a statement.

Ncube has been accused of trying to topple Mutambara and take over the leadership of the party. He is said to have declared that he would want to take a shot at the presidency in the country’s next general elections.