The MDC Alliance this week reportedly terminated fixed-term contracts of 105 workers, The Herald reports. According to the publication, the party’s acting secretary-general Mr. David Chimhini wrote letters to the workers notifying them about the contract terminations and asked the workers to surrender party equipment.
A letter from the party to one of the fired workers reportedly stated that:
This letter serves to inform you that your fixed term contract of employment shall be expiring on December 31, 2020. All your outstanding salaries that are due to you shall be paid into your normal bank account in due course. The office will communicate with you once the funds are available.
In the meantime, you are required to return all the party’s materials, documents or equipment which were in your custody during the period of your contract of employment,
The workers were reportedly ordered by the MDC Alliance to:
Surrender party equipment and documents to the office of the party’s chief of staff by Thursday, December 21, 2020.
Complete all assignments given to them by their respective supervisors
Ensure progress reports or plans were all in place by December 28 2020.
Continue treating any information and knowledge about the party one might have gained during the period of service in very strict confidence always.
When contacted for comment the party’s spokesperson Fadzai Mahere reportedly confirmed the development and said:
Our staff were on annual contracts which expired on December 31, 2020. The administrative department is currently in the process of working on renewals.
The government has since the Supreme Court decision in March been giving the money meant for the MDC Alliance for the political finance act to the MDC T which is now being led by Thokozani Khupe.