MDC-M to discipline youths

BULAWAYO The 13 young people who disrupted the MDC-M's provincial youth elections last Saturday are going to face the music, according to the partys Bulawayo Province secretary for information and publicity, Edwin Ndlovu.

Last Saturday the disgruntled youths refused to accept the outcome of the elections, arguing that secretary-general, Professor Welshman Ncube, rigged them in his favour so as to garner support for his leadership race at the upcoming congress next year.

MDC-M national youth chairman, Constantine Chipadza, who is believed to represent the interests of the Arthur Mutambara faction, alleged that Ncube had used youth national organising secretary Qubani Moyo and national political educator, Masotsha Ndlovu, to push for an election that would see to it that members affiliated to him won.

Chipadza, who was in the company of his deputy Younger Moyo and the party’s deputy secretary for security and defence, Robson Mashiri, accused Ncube of a gross abuse of power with the aim of unseating Mutambara at congress.

However, Ndlovu said that the MDC-M did not tolerate any attempts to sow seeds of chaos and disunity.

“Our party has always been known for stability and zero tolerance of divisions and that is not going to change. I am not going to pre-empt the outcome of the hearing but I can tell you that those found guilty are going to pay a heavy price. We are going to make an example of them,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu said allegations that the newly elected Bulawayo youth executive was tasked with bolstering Ncube’s chances of wrestling the party’s presidency from Mutambara were unfounded.

“The party congress is next year in December and right now we are not worried about that. We have more pressing matters that need our immediate attention, matters such as the restructuring exercise that the party has undertaken and the making of the new constitution. We are not worried about who will be the next president and the province has not even nominated its preferred choice,” he said.

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