The battle is now on: It’s MDC-T, the people versus Khupe and ZANU-PF

The Movement for Democratic Change national executive today said it is not going to be distracted by sideshows like Thokozani Khupe’s victory over the use of the MDC-T name and symbol and vowed to fight on saying the party will not lose focus.

In a statement after a seven-hour meeting, the executive said it had noted with concern the creeping of politics into law and remained concerned that a whole respectable court can choose to relate itself to the issue of the so-called factions which was not even before it.

“What was before the courts, the executive noted, was the issue of expelled party members who were abusing the party’s name, trademark, logo and symbols,” the statement said.

“The executive noted that the court ruling was not going to affect the party’s momentum on the ground.”

It said the party is putting in place robust mechanisms to ensure that its revolutionary thrust will not be undermined or sidetracked by needless and unnecessary sideshows.

“The executive noted that the issue was now a matter of the MDC-T and the people versus Dr Khupe and ZANU-PF,” the statement said.

“History has shown that the side of the people will always win.”

Full statement:

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

National Executive deliberates on key issues for 7 hours

MDC-T President Adv. Nelson Chamisa today chaired the party’s National Executive Committee which met for seven hours at Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House to deliberate on the party’s preparedness for the elections, among other issues.

The Executive received reports from the provinces on the state and health of the party in terms of its preparedness for the next watershed elections due in a few months’ time.

The party and its Alliance partners will be fielding candidates in all the 210 constituencies and 1 958 wards.

The executive organ also adopted the campaign programme and restated that the party remain warm to the idea of convergence or a broad church of like-minded democratic institutions so as to liquidate tyranny, oppression and government ineptitude.

The National Executive took note of the decision of the High Court. It noted with concern the creeping of politics into law and remained concerned that a whole respectable court can choose to relate itself to the issue of the so-called factions which was not even before it. What was before the courts, the Executive noted, was the issue of expelled party members who were abusing the party’s name, trademark, logo and symbols.

The Executive noted that the court ruling was not going to affect the party’s momentum on the ground. The party is putting in place robust mechanisms to ensure that its revolutionary thrust will not be undermined or sidetracked by needless and unnecessary sideshows.

In short, the party will not lose focus.

The Executive noted that the issue was now a matter of the MDC-T and the people versus Dr Khupe and Zanu PF.

History has shown that the side of the people will always win.

Luke Tamborinyoka
Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications

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