By Jane Mlambo| MDC-T Presidential aspirant Elias Mudzuri has opposed a proposal to have a virtual extra-ordinary congress to elect substantive leader to replace the late Morgan Tsvangirai saying economic conditions in the country pervades delegates from spending long hours online following congress proceedings including voting.
The MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe was ordered by the Supreme Court to hold an extra-ordinary congress to replace Tsvangirai but due to COVID-19, they have not been able to fulfill the court order.
As Zimbabwe battles a second wave, the EOC now hangs in the air as the police are unlikely to grant them permission as was the case when the July deadline lapsed.
“Our economically disadvantaged delegates have no means to stay online for long hours in order to cast their votes while some are neither tech savvy nor equipped to cast their votes virtually,” said Mudzuri.
Mudzuri will battle it out with Khupe, Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora and Morgan Komichi while Organising Secretary Abednico Bhebhe was suspended.