Komichi To Instil Discipline In MDC-T
Harare, – The newly elected Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC–T) Deputy Chairman Morgan Komichi has warned that his office will act decisively on all pending disciplinary cases in the party and instil a culture of discipline and sanity without fear or favour.
Incidents of intra-party violence were reported in the just ended national congress, bringing to disrepute a party that is known to be promoting a democratic culture.
“Conflict management in the party is the most critical area which my office is going to look into. At any place or gathering where different activities happen there are people who feel disgraced, some claiming that they have been treated unfairly, It is the duty of the chairman’s office to quickly deal with those issues so that people are explained to and given a fair judgment so that divisions do not occur”, Komichi told Radio VOP.
“My office has recommended the party to embark on a massive disciplinary programme not only punishing wrong doers but educating even our supporters what it costs the party if we are not disciplined”, said Komichi.
The deputy chairman also said the issue of discipline was going to be rolled throughout the party from leadership down to supporters.
Tsvangirai is being accused of dragging feet into addressing the issue of violence within the party. The MDC-T announced last week that it had established a commission of enquiry which would thoroughly investigate violence which happened prior to its national congress.
MDC-T blames ZANU (PF) for infiltrating it and causing violence.