MDC-T USA secretary, Andrew Chaponda was allegedly kicked out of the party’s virtual meeting on Saturday after he repeatedly made interjections during the indaba.
Chaponda had moved a motion to nullify the party’s December 2020 extraordinary congress presidential election results during the national executive and national council meetings on Saturday.
MDC-T spokesperson Witness Dube confirmed that indeed there was an attempt to overturn Douglas Mwonzora’s victory for alleged irregularities in the voting process. Said, Dube:
The motion was defeated. It wasn’t popular. The mover of the motion, Chaponda, regrettably tried to hold the national council at ransom by engaging in malicious interjections and gross indiscipline during the meeting.
Chaponda recently challenged Elias Mudzuri’s ascendancy to the vice-presidency as unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, the MDC-T amended its constitution to provide for the appointment of two vice presidents to mirror the national constitution. Dube added:
The MDC-T national council, sitting as an extension of Congress, moved to amend the MDC constitution to create the position of a second vice-president in the party.
This was an effort to align the party constitution with that of the country as well as closing a leadership vacuum that has the potential of creating instability within the party.