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MDC-T national chair, Lovemore Moyo quits

By Staff Reporter

MDC-T national chair and former lawmaker Lovemore Moyo has quit the main opposition accusing his colleagues of violating the party’s constitution and deviating from its founding principles.

Moyo said Thursday that he had spent seven months considering his future with the beleaguered party.

“The blatant disregard and violation of the party founding principles and values, such as non-violence, non-tribal, marginalisation and non-sexist clearly deviated from known character and culture.

“Also, continued violation of the constitution with impunity necessitated me to conclude that my continued association with the party is no longer beneficiary to me and the party,” he said.

Moyo is an ally of party Vice President Thokozani Khupe who has been tussling for party control with the now confirmed MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa.

This follows the death last month of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Khupe accuses Chamisa and the main wing of the party of stampeding her out of what she feels was her rightful position as party acting President following Tsvangirai’s death.

Khupe and Moyo are also opposed to a party decision to form a loose merger with other opposition parties.

Moyo’s resignation comes few days after Khupe announced she was joining forces with like-minded MDC-T allies to launch a new party.

Gary Murambiwa
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