MDC-M Mutambara ‘unwanted in Bulawayo’

arthur_mutambara2BULAWAYO - Arthur Mutambara's future as leader of the MDC-M appears to be in even more doubt, following reports that the Bulawayo province has endorsed his party's Secretary-General, Welshman Ncube, to stand for the post of party president at the party's main congress next year. (Pictured: Arthur Mutambara)

The Bulawayo provincial council held a meeting at the party offices on Saturday where it was unanimously resolved that Ncube should ascend to the party’s top post. Sources said the agreed structure would see Ncube take over as president with Edwin Mushoriwa has his deputy, while Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga will become the party’s Secretary-General. The meeting was attended by members of the party’s main wing, the women’s wing, the youth league and 12 district chairpersons in the province.

MDC-M Bulawayo publicity secretary Edwin Ndlovu confirmed that the party held a provincial council meeting at the weekend but denied the meeting was about nominating candidates for the next congress. However, on Monday political commentator Professor John Makumbe said the reports were true and Mutambara knows the bell is tolling.

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