The team has vowed to stay put and continue executing their duties in the name of the party while rallying grassroots support behind their cause.
Yesterday, the MDC-T National Council endorsed a decision to summarily expel Mangoma, Last Maengahama, who is a member of the party’s National Executive, Youth Assembly Secretary General, Promise Mkwananzi and lawyer Jacob Mafume
Addressing journalists in the capital today, the leadership renewal team’s spokesperson, Mafume said the decision was a legal nullity as it contravened the provisions of the MDC-T constitution.
He was flanked by Mkwananzi and Maengahama.
“That is bad at law and as such we do not consider ourselves expelled. We have not been expelled and we will continue to do our duties until proper procedures have been followed. I think what this now demonstrates is that there is now rank madness in the cockpit of the MDC.
“Our position is that yesterday’s (National Council) meeting was a kangaroo process which came up with a kangaroo judgement and we view that as a nullity. We are aware of a clique bent on decimating the party ahead of congress because of fear of losing,” said Mafume.
Mafume alleged that there was serious selective application of the law in the MDC-T following Mangoma’s expulsion. Mangoma was suspended after he wrote a letter to Tsvangirai urging him to step down as MDC-T leader.
Mafume alleged as well that Tsvangirai and his loyalists in the MDC-T were manipulating the party’s voters’ roll ahead of congress in order to tilt the results in Tsvangirai’s favour.
“It is therefore with no doubt that Tsvangirai is bringing the name of the party into disrepute. He wants to run the party as his personal property and that we will not accept. What is puzzling is the fact that the party fired Mangoma who is on suspension pending a hearing.
“There is serious selective application of the law in the MDC,” said Mafume.Post published in: News