30 January 2013

Zimbabwe: MDC-T Fissures Widen

SQUABBLES in the MDC-T Matabeleland North province have heightened after the party's leadership overturned the province's decision to suspend its two executive members. Sources within the party told The Herald yesterday that provincial chairman Mr Sengezo Tshabangu threatened to quit during a provincial executive meeting held in Hwange on Friday last week.

His threat to quit was reportedly sparked by a letter written by the party's national organising secretary Mr Nelson Chamisa lifting a suspension imposed by Mr Tshabangu on provincial organising secretary Mr Thembinkosi Sibindi and deputy provincial secretary Ms Angeline Keswa. Mr Tshabangu suspended the pair late last year on charges that included insubordination.

Mr Tshabangu yesterday confirmed the provincial executive met on Friday in Hwange but refused to talk about his threat to resign and the party's decision to lift the duo's suspension.

Copyright © 2013 The Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.