MDC-T Dissolves Foreign Structures
JOHANNESBURG, May 28, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T party
has appointed Nelson Chamisa to take charge of all the party’s external
structures and dissolved provincial structures.
The restructuring of the party’s external branches follows complaints of
corruption, mismanagement of the party’s funds, money laundering and vote
The move has not gone down well with some party heavyweights who accuse
Tsvangirai of favouritism and of sidelining other regions.Previously the
external structures were the responsibility of chairman, Lovemore Moyo who,
according to some insiders, is no longer popular in some provinces.
Moyo is being seen by others in the party as ‘ too soft’ and lacking an
aggressive attitude that is required to reign in party renegades.But some in
the MDC-T say Moyo is now a very senior party leader who should not be
running around disciplining wayward officials and renegades.
In the United Kingdom some members welcomed the new development especially
those who were against Moyo in the first place.The MDC-T structures overseas
have also been rocked by allegations of tribalism and corruption forcing
some people from other provinces to resign and join parties such as Zapu and
MDC led by Welshman Ncube.