Sources at Harvest House, the MDC-T headquarters, said Kay was denied access to the meeting because of his recent ‘unacceptable’ statements to the media where he implied that there was need for leadership renewal within the party following a heavy loss to Zanu (PF) in the July 31 general elections.
When reached for comment, Kay could only say: “I was accused of being too talkative to the media,” and referred further questions to the Piniel Denga chaired provincial executive.
Denga could not be reached for a comment while MDC-T spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora, said he was not aware of the incident.
“I am not aware that Kay was barred from a party meeting. Where was the provincial meeting held?” asked Mwonzora.
Party National Organising Secretary, Nelson Chamisa, also said he was not aware of the development.
“I am yet to receive such a report. At present nothing of that sort has been brought to my attention,” Chamisa said.
There has been bad blood between Kay and Denga following the February 2012 Mashonaland East Provincial Elective Congress at Harvest House.
The congress was characterised by free for all fights which led to Denga’s faction winning the elections uncontested.
According to sources, party members suspected to be sympathetic to Kay where beaten up and fled the congress without participating in the polls.
Kay was contesting against Denga for the provincial chairmanship.
People injured in the violence were discouraged by Denga from reporting the violence to police ‘as it would tarnish the party’s image’.
MDC-T Mashonaland East Provincial spokesperson, Graham Nyahada, said he could not shed light on what transpired at Harvest House since his seniors were not forthcoming with details of what transpired.Post published in: News