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MDC-T has expelled its deputy treasurer-general Mr Elton Mangoma and three other senior party members on allegations of insubordination and violating the party’s constitution.Other members who were fired include national executive member Mr Last Maengehama, youth secretary-general Promise Mkwananzi and former director in the then Prime Minister’s Office Mr Jacob Mafume.

The decision was taken at the party’s national council meeting held at Harvest House in Harare yesterday.

A decision was also taken to set a disciplinary committee that would rule on the fate of suspended Manicaland provincial chairperson and spokesperson Mr Julius Magarangoma and Mr Pishayi Muchauraya respectively.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, MDC-T spokesperson Mr Douglas Mwonzora said Mr Mangoma had become a loose cannon in the party dishing out party secrets to the media. “The national council, acting in terms of clause 5.11 of the constitution, decided to summarily expel Mr Mangoma from the party not for the offences that are before the court but for the subsequent offences that he did commit,” said Mr Mwonzora.

“The national executive and the national council noted further that subsequent to the charges laid before him, Mr Mangoma continued with transgressions complained of, in particular, he continued going to the press denigrating the image of the party, holding parallel meetings in the party and fanning factionalism in relation to the new offences he is said to have committed.”

Mr Mwonzora said they gave Mr Mangoma and his accomplices a few days to write a convincing response for the party to rescind its decision.

He said, “In relation to Mr (Jacob) Mafume, (Last) Maengehama and (Promise) Mkwananzi — the national executive found that they had fundamentally breached the rules of the party while senior leadership was in the process of finding each other and while party unity was being worked upon,” he said.

Source : The Herald