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I am not attending any congress, I quit MDC in 2018, says Majome

Former Harare West legislator Jessie Majome says people who are linking her with the impending MDC-T extraordinary congress are wasting time as she quit the party in 2018.

Majome who was a member of the MDC National Executive in the 2014 structures said she did not only quit the party but politics also and that she is not coming back.

MDC-T was ordered by the Supreme Court to hold an extraordinary congress to choose the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s replacement using the 2014 structures, however, Majome who is now a Commissioner with ZACC said she is not involved.

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“You asked if I am back to the MDC my answer is why on earth would I be back?

“I left in May 2018, I wasn’t expelled, I dissociated myself of my own accord and happily retired from politics in August 2018 and I think that answers your question about the MDC congress,” she said.

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Majome left the MDC following disagreements with the way the party was trying to conduct primary elections which she said favoured her competitor Joanah Mamombe.

She went on to stand as an independent candidate but failed to get enough votes to win the seat before retiring from politics.

During her time in Parliament, Majome was one of the most active legislators in the National Assembly owing to her legal background.

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Among her success stories in Parliament, Majome is famed for raising a motion that compelled the late former President Robert Mugabe to start giving State of the National Address (SONA) which was being ignored although it was provided for in the constitution.

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Some of the MDC leaders from the 2014 structures who retired from politics include Lovemore Moyo (party Chairman) and Obert Gutu (national Spokesperson). Get all COVID-19 statistics for Zimbabwe from COVID-TRACKER 

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is the news editor for OpenParlyZW an online platform that covers Parliament of Zimbabwe activities using social media (Twitter and Facebook). He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum and a board member of Digital Communication Network.

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