Tsvangirai Left With Egg On His Face As Party Spokes Refuses To Comment On VP Appointments

Tsvangirai Left With Egg On His Face As Party Spokes Refuses To Comment On VP Appointments
Published: 2016 July 19 09:30:14 (2530 Views)
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been left on his face after the party spokesperson Obert Gutu refused to comment on the shock appointments of vice presidents Ellias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa which makes hawks in the party believe is unconstitutional. 
Gutu took a swipe at Tsvangirai in a Facebook post which, faced with the embarrassment, he within minutes soon deleted. 
Screenshot: The embarrassing post which Gutu immediately deleted
The state media following Gutu’s lead, have since taken umbrage at Tsvangirai writing on Tuesday that he “threw the MDC-T constitution into the dustbin when he appointed to the vice presidency his home boys Chamisa and Mudzuri. 
This is contrary to claims by party officials close to Mr Tsvangirai that the appointments were procedural, the state broadsheet declared.
It continued saying, the development has further divided MDC-T as some top party officials are meeting nicodemously and strategising against the appointment of Adv Chamisa and Eng Mudzuri.The MDC-T constitution, which is supposed to be the opposition party’s bible, is clear on how vice presidents are supposed to assume power.
Mr Tsvangirai actually violated Section 6.4.3.1 of the MDC-T constitution amended and adopted at its 6th congress at the City Sports Centre in Harare, in November 2014.
Yesterday, another senior party official came out guns blazing branding Mr Tsvangirai a dictator and urging Adv Chamisa and Eng Mudzuri to introspect on the violation of the MDC-T constitution.
“It is clear the party constitution states that positions for vice presidency are part of the presidium and are elective positions,” said the senior MDC-T official.
“This will not be taken lying down. There is general consensus right through to the structures — they are saying a big no to dictatorship. People are saying it is actually embarrassing for the appointees to accept those positions.
“They should look at themselves (Adv Chamisa and Eng Mudzuri) as principled athletes. Who would accept a medal in a race they did not participate? People were canvassed and money changed hands.”

- Zim Eye
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