PM throws Chamisa out of NEC mtg

MDC organising secretary Nelson Chamisa was thrown out of a heated National Executive meeting at Harvest House Wednesday, after a stand-off with Senator Morgan Femai.

Nelson Chamisa
Nelson Chamisa

MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai threw Chamisa out of the meeting after a heated argument over the Wikileaks cables. Femai had reportedly confronted Chamisa over the disclosures in the US embassy cables that quoted the former MDC spokesman telling American diplomats that Tsvangirai was a weak, indecisive and inconsistent leader.

A furious Chamisa was said to have torn into Femai in the meeting, with the Senator threatening to mandhandle the youthful minister.

Sources said Tsvangirai intervened and chucked both of them out.

"I will not countenance this," Tsvangirai bellowed, before kicking both of them out of the meeting, according to a source who attended the meeting.

The meeting proceeded where a set of resolutions were passed, including a key decision to reject the Human Rights Commission Bill and the Electoral Amendment Bill – both of them drafted by Zanu (PF)'s Patrick Chinamasa and expected to be brought to Parliament next week.

Tsvangirai has refused to act on the cables, which quotes his top allies Tendai Biti, Chamisa, Obert Gutu and Roy Bennet allegedly criticising him for being indecisive and surrounding himself with incompetent bureaucrats.

"Our party regards WikiLeaks with suspicion. We can't follow rumours and we cannot run a country on gossip. We can't," Tsvangirai said recently.

One cable quotes Chamisa saying the MDC-T leader is given to taking advice from informal advisors, usually foreign, while ignoring the counsel of elected MDC-T officials.

Chamisa and Femai's mobile phones were both unavailable.

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