The MDC-T says it has lost patience with MDC Alliance legislators and councillors who have refused to dump Nelson Chamisa in favour of party leader Douglas Mwonzora.
MDC-T national chairperson Morgen Komichi told the Daily News on Wednesday that they have already compiled the final list of the legislators and councillors who are going to be recalled. Said Komichi:
We have already compiled the final list of the people who are going to be recalled. We are ready to dispatch it to Parliament and the Local Government minister any time from now
They are not contributing to the party policies, not attending our parliamentary caucuses and they are also absconding from strategic meetings that give direction to our debates in Parliament because they are taking instructions from elsewhere.
Right now, we would want our MPs to debate the national budget in accordance with the party’s directive, so we will not allow our contributions to be distorted.
We are, therefore, going to ensure that they don’t continue to be more of a hindrance than help hence the impending recalls.
Komichi refused to disclose the names of those who are set to be recalled but it is understood that about ten MDC Alliance MPs will be axed.
Among those targeted are Job Sikhala (Zengeza West), Joanna Mamombe (Harare West), Chitungwiza North MP Godfrey Sithole, Costa Machingauta (Budiriro), James Chidhakwa (Mabvuku-Tafara), Maxwell Mavhunga (Chitungwiza South), Goodrich Chimbaira (Zengeza East), Hwange Central’s Daniel Molokele, James Sithole (Makokoba) and Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe).
Sikhala and Molokele told Daily News that Mwonzora has not approached them clandestinely, as both MPs vowed they will support Chamisa no matter what.