Zimbabwe’s Opposition Cancels Congress

Harare-Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-T has called off its Extraordinary Congress which was penciled for July 31, 2020.

Speaking during a press briefing at the party headquarters Harvest House, MDC-T spokesperson Khaliphani Pugheni said the postponement was taken out of health concerns owing to the coronavirus.

“It is sad to announce that it is no longer possible to hold the 31 July Congress due to the health concerns. We tried our best to convince the authorities but we have seen that it is not possible to hold the Congress” said Pugheni “We will instruct our lawyers to approach the Supreme Court for variation of the order since it’s not possible to go ahead with the congress” he said

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe in March ruled on the opposition MDC leadership crisis case that Thokozani Khupe was the legitimate leader of the MDC-T party. The judgment ordered the MDC-T to convene an extraordinary congress to elect its leadership since Khupe will be leading on an acting capacity.

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