|MDC-T suspends legislators over factionalism|
|Monday, 30 April 2012 00:00|
Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter
party’s provincial structures.
The party’s Manicaland provincial structure led by Mr Julias Magarangoma said it has suspended Mutasa North MP, Mr David Chimhini and Mutasa Central legislator, Mr Trevor Saruwaka.
Mr Chimhini, who is said to be leading a party provincial parallel structure, contested and lost to Mr Magarangoma for the provincial chairperson post just before the party’s 2010 national congress that was characterised by violence.
While Mr Chimhini was not available, Mr Saruwaka dismissed the suspensions, arguing that the province had no capacity to do that.
Mr Saruwaka said allegations being levelled against them were vague, making it difficult for them to make a meaningful response.
Other party officials suspended include Mutasa North district chairperson Adam Muponda, Buhera South district chairperson Aaron Gandanga, Makoni West district chairperson Tendai Pfachi and Mutasa Central organising secretary Rose Mukodza.
Mr Chimhini is alleged to have sent a text message to his followers advising them not to attend a district workshop.