HARARE – A fake People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Lucia Matibenga has recalled lawmakers it says belong to the party but no longer represent its interests.
MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti (Harare East), Willias Madzimure (Kambuzuma), Settlement Chikwinya (Mbizo), Regai Tsunga (Mutasa South) and Kucaca Phulu (Nkulumane) were recalled by the National Assembly on Wednesday in because of the agenda aimed at destroying the country, continues the main opposition party.
The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, confirmed receipt of the letter from the Secretary General of the PDP, Benjamin Rukanda, in which he reminded opposition MPs.
The recalled lawmakers ran in the controversial July 2018 election under a cross-party coalition deal under the ticket of the MDC alliance.
In 2019, before the MDC Congress, the PDP led by Tendai Biti and the MDC led by Welshman Ncube were formally dissolved when the parties agreed on a unified MDC.
Since then, the party has suffered an onslaught with a team of disgruntled Congressional losers led by MDC Alliance General Secretary Douglas Mwonzora (now MDC-T Chairman), recalling some MDC Alliance MPs MDC.
The MDC Alliance rejected the recalls, saying that “the anti-popular dictatorial regime of Mnangagwa illegally removed Vice President Tendai Biti from parliament to thwart his anti-corruption campaign in the public finance committee.
“He was to file the ZINARA and Command Agriculture reports and lead the ZESA and Land Baron investigations,” the party said in a statement.
The party has pledged to fight the recalls, which it says are clearly orchestrated by the ruling Zanu PF.
“The ongoing assault on the will of the people and civil liberties must be fought tooth and nail by a convergence of citizens for change.
“The illegitimate Mnangagwa regime is an enemy of the people. He criticized democracy and sullied Parliament with his crisis of legitimacy.
MDC Alliance spokesman, lawyer Fadzai Mahere, said the recall of Biti and others was a plot by Zanu PF to eliminate any voices preaching the anti-corruption gospel.
“The dismissal by the Public Accounts Committee of Tendai Biti for exposing corruption marks a dangerous new low for the regime. They have turned Parliament into a circus and usurped the will of the people.
“How can a random, unauthorized person wake up to recall a duly elected chosen one?”