Ncube MDC Expels 3 Senators Over MDC-T Links

Nomalanga Khumalo who is the Umzingwane MP and Deputy Parliament Speaker was also expelled with Thandeko Zindi Mnkandla who represents Gwanda North constituency.
According to letters of expulsion signed by the Ncube MDC secretary general, Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga, said the five were fired for disloyalty and disrespecting the party leadership.
Misihairambwi-Mushonga said the five were also fired for ‘refusing to repent’ after they attended an MDC T meeting in Botswana in 2008.
“Following the June 2008 elections, you were recruited to join the MDC T as evidenced by your Botswana trip and ever since that day you have consistently worked with the MDC T not withstanding repeated attempts by the party to reach out to you.
“You have refused to work for the party and in fact rejected the authority of the party’s national leadership and the National Council and generally disassociated yourself from the party,” Misihairambwi-Mushonga said in the expulsion letters.
She added that the Ncube MDC will ask Speaker of Parliament, Lovemore Moyo and Senate President, Edna Madzongwe to expel the five from parliament.
“We further advise that the party at the time of its choosing will in due course advise the Speaker that you ceased to be member of the party under whose ticket you were elected to Parliament.
“When the party decides the timing by which to invoke its right under the national constitution, you will lose your seat in Parliament which seat belongs to the party under which ticket you were elected,” Misihairambwi-Mushonga added.
The MDC N in 2009 expelled legislators for Abednico Bhebhe (Nkayi South), Njabuliso Mguni (Lupane East) and Norman Mpofu (Bulilima East) for allegedly working with the MDC T.
The MDC N is now left with 3 Legislators, Moses Mzila-Ndlovu, Edward Mkhosi and Patrick Dube and Senator David Coltart in Parliament.