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MDC-T to pull out of Parliament?

by Staff reporter
19 May 2015 at 08:27hrs | Views

THE Movement for Democratic Change's top brass is reportedly still consulting over a proposal to pull out of Parliament and local authorities as a way of pressing the Zanu-PF government to seriously consider the issue of electoral reforms.

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu told NewsDay yesterday that they had not yet reached consensus on the way forward, but dismissed reports that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Thokozani Khupe were divided over the issue.

Party insiders, however, insisted that Khupe clashed with Tsvangirai after she led a team that was opposed to the pullout.

This also comes amid reports that Tsvangirai loyalists were pushing for Khupe's ouster from the party over allegations of opposing the party's decision to boycott the June 10 parliamentary by-elections.

The issue of a pullout, according to sources, was raised at the MDC-T's national council meeting last month by youth chairperson for the South African province Shelton Chiyangwa.

Chiyangwa reportedly received support from other high-ranking members, but the issue was deferred after fierce opposition from others.

Source - newsday

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