MDC-T back to its founding principles: Khupe

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By Anyway Yotamu

MDC-T has moved to take back the party to its founding principles as outlined in its founding constitution after holding its first standing committee meeting in Harare.

In her first address at Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House formerly Harvest House, MDC-T leader Dr. Thokozani Khupe said she is on course to returning the party to its founding principles of non-discrimination and non-violence as she pushes to correct the mistakes created after the death of Morgan Tsvangirai.

“As the MDC-T we were founded on the foundation of constitutionalism, democracy, non-discrimination, and non-violence. We met here today as leaders to say let us reflect back on what happened and let us correct our mistakes because in life it is important that when you make a mistake you must admit that you have made a mistake but use those mistakes as a stepping stone to success. As you can see we are gathered here today, these are the founding members of the MDC-T and I would also like to allude to the fact that most of the members you are seeing here are the real founders from the ZCTU. ”

The party’s Secretary-General, Senator Douglas Mwonzora outlined the resolutions of the Standing Committee.

“Some of the resolutions that we dealt with today, number one dealt with Harvest House, whose property is it? We saw in the court some people claiming that the Harvest House belonged to them. We reiterate that Harvest House belongs to the Movement for Democratic Change as a party and we will do everything that is in our power to safeguard our property,” said Mwonzora.

Dr. Khupe added that: “We have resolved that we are going to fulfill the Supreme Court judgment and the Supreme Court was very kind to us in dealing with the document called the Constitution for the MDC. Nullification by the Supreme Court of the Presidency of Advocate Nelson Chamisa and everything that he did in his capacity as president that includes signing agreements with other people.”

The MDC-T has won court battles with a faction led by Nelson Chamisa whose rise to the helm of the MDC was riddled with accusations of violence and unconstitutional theatrics that have rendered his position illegitimate and contested.