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A bunch of confusionists and opportunists

Movement for Democratic Change spokesman Douglas Mwonzora, one of the top officials suspended yesterday together with party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, today dismissed the suspension by a faction led by secretary-general Tendai Biti saying this was a bunch of “confusionists and opportunists”. And he blamed it all on the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. “All that happened yesterday is a culmination of an elaborate, covet project involving state security, ZANU-PF, Mugabe, Welshman Ncube and the few malcontents in the MDC to destabilise the MDC and to de-brand the party” Mwonzora said. “What Biti and company did was an awkward attempt at a coup d’état…the leadership of the MDC is decided by a congress.” Mwonzora said Biti has been summoned to a meeting of the National Standing Committee to explain his actions. Nine MPs attended Biti’s meeting. They were: Biti himself, Paul Madzore, Solomon Madzore, Moses Manyengavana, Willias Madzimure, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, Bekithemba Nyathi, Evelyn Masaiti and Washy Sibanda. Though Tsvangirai continues to show he still has a huge following, observers say the party is headed for another split like that of 2005 when Welshman Ncube left with the majority of MPs.

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