Harare: The Factions of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has
resolved to unite under the banner of MDC, the original name My Harare
Times has exclusively leant.
In a document leaked to this publication by members of the standing
committee of the MDC-T and committee by a Harare based standing
committee member of the Welshman Ncube led MDC the three principal
leaders of the current MDC Alliance, Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti and
Nelson Chamisa resolved to dissolve their structures and form new
political party albeit using the original name MDC.
The Document Titled: Operation WBFISHY (Which this publication
gathered is a code name for British Foreign Office since the New Party
Formation is funded by the British Embassy- Zimbabwe) has the
following resolutions adopted by the a meeting which was attended by
Welshman Ncube, Jacob Ngarivhume, Tendai Biti and Nelson Chamisa and
their delegations in Kwekwe on Monday:
• The Leaders here present have resolved to inform their structures of
an emergency Joint Congress to be held in Mid March 2018 to interim of
the new Party which shall contest the 2018 elections as one Party and
not as a loose Alliance. The two Day congress is scheduled to be held
in the Midlands Province.
• The Name of the New Party shall be Movement for Democratic Change
(My Harare Times leant that this was Welshman Ncube’s bargaining power
because he won the rights to the name according to court records).
• The Leadership of the NEW MDC shall be as follows: President: Hon.
Nelson Chamisa Co- Vice Presidents: Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti
Spokesperson: Jacob Ngarivhume.
• Hon. Nelson Chamisa shall be in charge of Political campaigning as
the face of the campaign till elections. Welshman Ncube shall be in
charge of Party Business while Tendai Biti is assigned the role of
being in charge of structures.
• The events leading to the Joint MDC Congress shall be as follows:
1. Hon. Nelson Chamisa in his capacity as the Acting Chairperson of
the MDC-T shall call emergency Nation council meeting to expel Hon.
Thokozani Khuphe, Elias Mudzuri, Douglas Mwonzora and Obert Gutu.
2. Welshman Ncube shall issue a communiqué of the expulsion of Hon.
Priscilla Misihairabwi from the MDC because of her dalliance with
Mudzuri and Company who are against the new party.
3. Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai shall immediately be given an
honorary position as the Chairperson of the MDC Elders Council and the
Life Time Patron of the Party in honour for his role in the struggle
of Democratisation in Zimbabwe.
4. The Youth Assembly shall be led by Happymore Chidziva as National
Chairman deputised by Gideon Mandaza.
A standing committee of MDC-T who speak to this publication blasted
the document saying it was written by Former Minister Godern Moyo who
is a blue eyed boy of the Americans and against the Chamisa led
re-unification process which is scheduled for August after elections.
“The document that you are talking about has been written by Gorden
Moyo who is against efforts of the people’s project. Our plan is to
have a united Party in August after elections. But we are aware that
the American led process which is currently underway in South Africa
seeks to undermine the efforts of the people. But I want to assure out
that no one can stand in front fo a moving train and survive. Godern,
Khuphe and their puppies must stand guided.” The standing committee
member who spoke on position of anonymity said.
Sarudzai Hove a political analyst based in the University of Zimbabwe
said, “ The timing of the Formation of the New Party or whatever it is
called is clear revelation that the people behind it are power hungry
and can’t wait for Dr. Tsvangirai to pass on. Another thing the hold
of the congress in Midlands further reveals what we have already been
suspecting that Chamisa is a Mnangagwa boy and that the system wants
to consolidate Welshman Ncube’s hold in the Province.”