By Sharleen Mohammed
MDC- Alliance leader Douglas Mwonzora has dismissed recent claims by British legislator, Lord Jonathan Oates that his party is a ZANU PF project.
He described the top British lawmaker’s averments as grossly arrogant and urged him to do research before opening his mouth.
Mwonzora also said he would pursue the matter by writing personally to Oats dispelling the allegations.
“Lord Oats’ utterances are fake and malicious. I do not work with Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance is not a Zanu PF project. We are MDC Alliance, and we have legislators in parliament,” Mwonzora said
He added, “His utterances are false and unfair to the MDC Alliance as we have a clear vision for the party and the country.”
He took the opportunity to announce his party will hold an elective congress next month.
“We are going to congress. We as the MDC T are a party that is well established, and it has well established systems including the system of leadership determination,” Mwonzora said.
“We have a constitution, and this constitution says after every five years we must go to an ordinary congress for purposes among other things to elect our leadership, to design or review policy and constitutional issues meant to strengthen our institution,” he said.