Woes mount for Chamisa

by | Aug 28, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments


Hosia Mviringi

In a development that is set to rattle the MDC Alliance party national leadership, Matabeleland North Provincial leadership of the MDC-T has set in motion a process to recall several senior party deployees in the region.

According to a letter to the party National Chairperson and copied to the Party President, Senator Douglas Mwonzora, the Province is seeking a recall of Senator Rosemary Nyathi, Daniel Tsiye Molokele (MP), four Provincial Councillors and six Local Government Councillors.

These are facing allegations of cooperating with and pledging allegiance to the MDC Alliance Party led by Nelson Chamisa.

“We are kindly requesting for the recall of a member of the Upper House of Assembly, House of Assembly member, Provincial Council members, and Local Government members as listed below.

The said members are no longer serving the party interests but have shown allegiance to the MDC Alliance,” the letter stated.

The MDC Alliance has suffered devastating recalls of Parliamentary representatives through recalls since the High Court ruling which declared Nelson Chamisa as an illegitimate leader of the Alliance, rendering all appointments thanks and void.

The effect of the ruling is such that it declares the MDC Alliance as a non-legal entity for failure to produce and declare a constitution and as such all public officials who were elected on MDC Alliance ticket must be subservient to the MDC-T Party.

So far any deviation has been dealt with harshly through recalls.


The outspoken MDC Alliance Member of the House of Assembly for Hwange East Constituency, Mr Daniel Tsiye Molokele becomes the latest high ranking and ardent supporter of Nelson Chamisa to be recalled from Parliament.

Mr Molokele was earlier this year replaced by Fadzai Mahere as Party spokesperson on allegations of giving an unauthorised interview to this reporter.

Then, he intimated that Chamisa was on the verge of forming a new party.

Other officials facing the chop include Provincial Councillors George Siachuma, Caroline Ndlovu, Sharon Ndlovu, Chiratidzo Mdimba and six Local government Councillors that includes Steve Chisvosve, Salome Chirwa, Teresa Mtara, Tendai Sibanda, Bakani Kwidini, all from Hwange Central, and Edmore Zhou Goshen from Hwange West.

Provincial leadership of the MDC-T Party in the letter said they have tried to talk with the said members with a view too convincing them to drop their ways and uphold their sworn allegiance to the MDC-T party and its leadership to no avail.

The MDC Alliance is a pact formed when seven opposition political parties came together in 2018 for purposes of contesting an election, without any provisions binding parties to the Alliance thereafter.

The Alliance was formed on condition that the MDC-T, being the biggest party, would provide the President and the name. T

hus it goes naturally to say that whoever was President of the MDC-T would automatically become President of the Alliance.

When Nelson Chamisa subsequently lost the legal challenge to succeed founding President Morgan Tsvangirai as leader of the MDC-T, he lost the Presidency of the Alliance. Thus the current and future recalls will always be Chamisa’s biggest downfall.

He now remains with skeletal representation both in Parliament and Local Government, denting his chances of a successful campaign in 2023.

Asked on the authenticity of the letter by this writer, MDC-T Chairman, Senator Morgen Komichi confirmed receiving the Matebeleland North request.

“Yes indeed the letter is authentic. The Matebeleland North leadership’s request is before the national leadership for consideration.

It is a legitimate request which the leadership is currently seized with right now. Once investigations are complete, we will issue a statement,” he said.

The nature of the request is such that once allegations have been confirmed to be true, the Party leadership will then institute a process of notifying Speaker of Parliament, in the case of Members of the lower and upper house and the Minister of Local Government for Councilors.

This spells doom for Mr Chamisa’s political future as he is sure to be forced to form a new party on the eleventh hour.