A newly formed MDC party has written a letter to (Zimbabwe Electoral Commission) ZEC that it will participate in the forthcoming by-elections. The party is going to be named MDC Zimbabwe.
Below is the letter written to (Zimbabwe Electoral Commission) ZEC by the newly formed party:
RE SIGNATORIES FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE ZIMBABWE CANDIDATES
This serves to notify your office that MDC Zimbabwe will be participating in the forthcoming by elections proclaimed for the 26 March 2022 by President ED Mnangagwa.
The following officers are the only authorized persons to sign for our candidates.
Thulani Ndebele (President)
Rumbidzai Chidaushe (Secretary-General)
Nobuhle Mhodie (Chairperson)
Yasini Chiwisa (Treasurer General)
Kindly note that we’re not a ‘derivative’ of any political party or grouping. We have never been subject to any “Alliance Agreement” nor Court Challenges or Judgements.
Therefore, MDC Zimbabwe must not be conflated with those who seek to limit political participation only to those who agree with them via a supermarket of names and identities”Pindula
MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora had written to the Zimbabwe Electoral commission seeking to bar any political party from using the names “MDC”, “MDC Alliance,” or any other MDC derivative saying the names belonged to them.
In other news related news, Khupe hosted a press conference on Friday at the Mc Donalds Hall in Mzilikazi, Bulawayo on Friday. Khupe said Mwonzora by declaring that he was the leader of the MDC Alliance, the very same reason that he cited when firing Nelson Chamisa in 2020, had expelled himself from the MDC-T. Khupe also warned other political parties not to interfere with the internal processes of the MDC-T.