MDC-T acting secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora said the party will go ahead with the Supreme Court-ordered extraordinary congress on July 31.
Speaking to ZBC News on Friday, Mwonzora claimed that the party’s rivals have made plans to disrupt the congress but his party’s security department will make sure that the undesirable elements will not take part in the indaba. He said:
We are aware that there are plans to disrupt our congress. We have seen some people advertising a demonstration exactly on the day (July 31).
They had to wait until we gave our congress date and then they have put a competing event.
But we have received information as well of a plan to disrupt this congress. A group of 1 050 people has been assembled to come and disrupt the congress.
We know that there are twenty people from each of the provinces outside Harare. We also know the there ate 870 people that are being brought from Harare to disrupt the congress.
In March, the Supreme Court directed Thokozani Khupe, in her capacity as the MDC-T interim president, to organise an extraordinary congress to elect a substantive leader of the Party following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai in 2018.
Reports claim that Mwonzora, Khupe and former Harare mayor Elias Mudzuri will tussle it out for the top post.