MDC-T national chairman Morgen Komichi says his party is preparing for the ordinary congress set for end of this year.
The party is currently led by Douglas Mwonzora who outclassed his rivals during an extraordinary congress that had been ordered by the court.
According to the court, the person to take over was supposed to complete the term of the late Morgan Tsvangirai.
The court also ordered that the person was to be elected using the 2014 party structures.
Although Mwonzora emerged the winner, other contestants such as Thokozani Khupe are on record saying the congress was rigged.
Speaking in an interview on OpenParly Twitter Grill, where he was asked when the party was going to hold the ordinary congress, Komichi said they were working on it.
‘’We are preparing for the ordinary congress right now and it is going to be held by end of this year. What we held last year was an extraordinary congress and what we are going to hold is an ordinary congress.
‘’Its going to be held by end of this year,’’ he said.
According to Komichi, the extraordinary congress was important although the quality of the congress was questionable.
He said they have since buried the hatched with other leaders and are now focused on moving the party forward.
The Senator also highlighted that his party was serious about issues of recalls arguing that people cannot use his party to build another party.
Submit to Mwonzora or be recalled
Komichi said those that want to remain in Parliament must submit to Mwonzora or else they will face the chop.
The MDC-T chairperson said while he was aware that some people have no representatives due to recalls, he does not regret it because he wants people to be represented by genuine people.
‘’We cannot allow a person to steal because they want to feed their family or because they are poor. The party constitution is clear, if you cease to be a member of the party you have expelled yourself. Those that were recalled had ceased to be members of the MDC-T. They said they are members of Nelson Chamisa whose party name is yet to known.
‘’Even the country’s constitution is clear and provides for recall. In fact, this is not the first time that people have been recalled. You will remember that president Morgan Tsvangirai recalled Tendai Biti and other MPs from Parliament.
‘’Chamisa himself recalled Dr Khupe from Parliament. In 2020 he wanted to recall Morgen Komichi, Elias Mudzuri and Douglas Mwonzora from Parliament but he failed. So this is not a new thing.
‘’Zanu PF also recalled some of its MPs from Parliament. I don’t know why it has become an issue when Mwonzora and Komichi also want to recall people,’’