MDC-T secretary-general, Douglas Mwonzora has urged MDC Alliance partners to pull up their socks and stop interfering in the affairs of the Morgan Tsvangirai-led opposition party and its leaders.
In an interview on the sidelines of the launch of a research on local government elections in Harare on Wednesday, Mwonzora said he had noticed the abuse of MDC-T leaders including acting president, Elias Mudzuri.
“Alliance partners should make ongoing rallies friendly to other officials, particularly MDC-T acting president, Elias Mudzuri. He is our acting president,’’ he said.
“Our acting president was embarrassed at the Epworth rally. Coming to the Mutare rally, I did not see the sabotage by some officials from my party. The rally was well attended, but I would like to say that other alliance partners should pull up their socks, as the crowd was mainly dominated by the MDC-T supporters. The alliance should meaningful.’’
There were reports that some MDC-T officials against the alliance intended to sabotage the poorly attended event.
Mwonzora told delegates to the local government elections survey report launch that educated people were the most corrupt in the country.
This was after some panellists including Harare mayor, Bernard Manyenyeni claimed that councils were being let down by uneducated councillors.
The panellist had claimed uneducated councillors were causing corruption in local authorities.
“Stick to the qualifications as provided by the law. I dismiss the notion that the level of education is deterrent whether one is corrupt or not. There is so much corruption among the educated people,” Mwonzora said citing former Finance minister Ignatious Chombo, who is appearing before the courts over corruption allegations.