Mutambara’s MDC Bump-Up Khumalo To The Presidency

Nomalanga Khumalo was dismissed from the Ncube-led faction for being suspected of working in cohorts with the Tsvangirai-led MDC-T faction.

“Pursuant to the National Council resolution taken at the 16th of May 2011 Executive meeting with particular reference to the resolution that sought to refill positions vacated by expelled members who attended the illegitimate meeting of 11 February 2011 at Hillside, the National council has appointed Nomalanga Khumalo as the part deputy President”, confirmed Jubert Mudzumwe, the party’s national chairperson.

Other new executive members include Mawell Zimuto now the party Secretary General, Garfield Makwati deputy secretary General, Kerr Mthetwa  the Tresurer General and deputised by Godfrey Munhuwei Gumbo.

“The appointment of deputy speaker to the position of the party’s Deputy President has relieved me as I have with immediate effect surrendered all party issues to her, since our President Arthur Mutambara remains indicted by the courts ,”Mudzumwe added.

Commenting of the move by the other MDC leader Welshman Ncube’s decision to fire Nomalanga Khumalo which was protested against by legislators in Parliament Thursday,  Mudzumwe said it shows that Ncube has lost credibility.

At least 20 legislators walked out on Welshman Ncube in Parliament yesterday protesting against his decision to expel Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ms Nomalanga Khumalo from the MDC.
The walkout occurred when Ncube in his government capacity as the Industry and Commerce Minister was presenting two treaties to the House of Assembly for ratification.
“ We want to confirm that we have a number of MPs who have come open to say that they belong to our party and these are Honourable Nomalanga Khumalo, Mawell Dube, Mkandla Thandekho Zinti, Dube Kembo (Senator) and Senator Khumalo Dalimuzi)”,Mudzumwe announced.

Ms Khumalo was elected to the House on an MDC ticket in 2008 representing Umzingwane Constituency.

MDC-T deputy organising secretary Abedinico Bhebhe, Njabuliso Mguni and Norman Mpofu lost their seats under similar circumstances.