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THE MDC Renewal Team leadership is this weekend expected to descend on Bulawayo to meet party structures as well as assess its support in the province.

Following the split of the opposition MDC-T party, the Renewal Team which is led by secretary general Tendai Biti and former energy minister Elton Mangoma, has been establishing separate structures around the country.

The party split after Morgan Tsvangirai refused to step down and allow a new leadership to take over and prepare for new elections scheduled for 2018.

Renewal Team member, Promise Mkwananzi, confirmed the group’s Bulawayo tour.

“For now all I can say is that we will be having our meeting in Bulawayo on Sunday. Further information about the meeting will be availed at the appropriate time,” said Mkwananzi.

NewZimbabwe.Com is however reliably informed that the whole renewal leadership led by Mangoma and Biti will address the meeting whose venue was also being kept under wraps.

Biti and his team have so far toured Manicaland, Masvingo, and Midlands provinces meeting party structures as well as explaining the objectives of their envisaged new party.

However, most of the top Bulawayo leadership have remained loyal to Tsvangirai.

Those who openly embraced the Biti project include guardian council member and Lobengula Member of Parliament Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, Reggie Moyo (Luveve) and Mpopomaelandaba MP Bekithemba Nyathi.

But Tsvangirai can still count on the backing of several MPs and senators in the province including Tabitha Khumalo (Bulawayo East), Thamsanga Mahlangu (Nkulumane), Albert Mhlanga (Pumula), Dorcas Sibanda (Bulawayo Central), Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe ) and Eddie Cross (Bulawayo South).

Source : New Zimbabwe