Zim's MDC leader Tsvangirai 'grounded'

2013-11-11 12:26
Morgan Tsvangirai (Picture: AFP)

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Cape Town - Squabbles within Zimbabwe's Movement for democratic Change (MDC) party have reportedly intensified, with reports that the party is refusing to finance its leader Morgan Tsvangirai's trips demanding he should quit the party's top position.

This follows the MDC's crushing defeat to President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party in the 31 July general elections.

The Standard reported that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was grounded as the party refused to finance his countrywide tours, demanding that he steps down from the helm of the party.

MDC refused to fund Tsvangirai's tours claiming they were not budgeted for. The development had resulted in Tsvangirai funding the tours from his own pocket.

A number of MDC senior officials have recently come out in the open to call for leadership renewal to revive the party ahead of the 2018 elections, the report said.

Last week one of the party officials Elias Mudzuri made a number of proposals for the MDC and suggested in one of them that Tsvangirai should step down or risk having the Zanu-PF party rule Zimbabwe "until the cows come home".

Read more on:    mdc  |  zanu-pf  |  morgan tsvangirai  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  zimbabwe elections 2013  |  southern africa

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