September 29 2017 – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has become the latest victim of opposition splits over the coalition, with with the party’s secretary-general Dr Gorden Moyo yesterday announcing the sacking of Tendai Biti as leader of the opposition outfit.
Lucia Matibenga has been chosen to to lead PDP.
Moyo confirmed Biti’s, saying he violated the PDP constitution when he joined the MDC Alliance.
“Mr Biti and others exercised their right to join the MDC Alliance. The general council of PDP only filled the gaps created by their departure. Mrs Lucia Matibenga is now the president as per the constitution’s Article 10.3.1 which provides that in the event that the president and vice president are unable to discharge their duties, the national chair takes over as president,” says Moyo
But PDP spokesperson Jacob Mafume dismissed Moyo’s announcement as a nullity.
Meanwhile there has been turmoil in MDC – T , which has threatened to split the party over the alliance project. – ZimsInSA.com reporter