2 February 2014

Zimbabwe: Leave If You Are Not Happy - Moyo

MDC-T national chairman, Lovemore Moyo has said members who are not happy with party president, Morgan Tsvangirai's leadership are free to leave the party.

Moyo last week said the party would not be cowed by people who wanted to advance personal interests at the expense of national interests.

"We are a party founded on democratic principles," Moyo said."The majority of the membership of the party has stated, publicly, through the congress we held in Bulawayo in December 2011 that it has faith in the leadership of the party, Morgan Tsvangirai included. They did this through voting. There is no way we can ignore what those 4 000 plus people and those they represented at congress want because there are individuals who have their own peculiar interests they want to advance."

Moyo added: "We always believe in the adage which says when the kitchen is too hot, get out. Those that do believe Morgan cannot lead them are free to leave the MDC-T ".

Moyo said his party would only discuss issues such as leadership renewal if they came through the necessary party structures.

"We are a party with laid down communication channels. If it is the feeling of the national council, and I emphasise, the national council, which is the supreme body of the party, and not individuals, that president Tsvangirai should step down, the national council members are allowed to raise that issue at national council level," he said.

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