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You are setting up Chamisa to fail, you want to take over, Professor Ncube told

MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has accused Professor Welshman Ncube of wrongly advising Nelson Chamisa in a bid to take over from him in 2024.

Mwonzora has been urging Chamisa to accept the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement but believes some MDC Alliance leaders including Professor Ncube are urging the youthful politician to reject.

Some school of thought is however of the view that Mwonzora want Chamisa to accept the outcome so that they can benefit from the party supporters and structures for the extraordinary congress that has been demanded by the court in the next three months.

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It is believed that the Khupe’s faction, without Chamisa’s acceptance, cannot come up with the required number of at least two-thirds of total congress membership to hold the extraordinary congress.

Currently, most party structures including some individuals who constitute the 2014 strictures are reportedly rallying behind Chamisa.

Writing during a spat with Ncube on Twitter recently, Mwonzora said the Professor (Ncube) has a habit of wanting to take over as he did to Arthur Mutambara after the inclusive government.

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“We must equally ask. Are you not deliberately setting up Nelson Chamisa for failure so that you can take over from him in 2024 as you did to Mutambara some years back?

“Given your rebellion against Tsvangirai it becomes a habit, doesn’t it? Only time will tell,” he said.

However, in his response, Professor Ncube said he has no desire to take over even after the 2024 congress and also added that Chamisa does not need anyone for him to make informed decisions.

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“We don’t need to wait for time to tell. Chamisa is astute, very astute. He doesn’t need me to make informed and strategic choices.

“Speaking for myself, and you can take this to your vault, I will not take over or rather I do not seek to take over in 2024 or at any other time,” he said.

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The Supreme Court judgement has left a lot of people with questions especially with regards to how it is supposed to be implemented as both Khupe and Chamisa competed against each other in the 2018 general elections and both have legislators in Parliament.

The other question is whether Khupe has authority over legislators elected under the MDC Alliance banner, when at the same time she has her own legislators elected under the MDC-T banner. 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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