HARARE – The opposition MDC-T party led by Douglas Mwonzora has announced the date for its much awaited ordinary congress which is set for end of June.
In a statement, Mwonzora said “the top leadership of the party will be democratically elected through a secret ballot in terms of the party constitution by delegates from the Wards, Districts [and] Provinces” at the congress.
“The Ordinary Congress will also deal with any proposed amendments to the constitution as well as key policy issues to guide the party in the execution of its mandate which is to bring democratic change in Zimbabwe,” he said.
The opposition party which performed dismally during the recent by-elections in March this year has been hit by divisions among the top officials with some calling for the ouster of Mwonzora.
Some party members like Zivanai Mhetu and Fungai Chiposi who lost during the by-elections have since left the party after trying to campaign for the removal of Mwonzora whom they supported passionately.
Mwonzora has extended the olive branch to different members of the civic society to grace the upcoming congress.
“Observers from other political parties, civil society and the press are invited to the congress and can report in any legitimate way they wish,” Mwonzora said.