Reinstated MDC-T chairperson, Morgan Komichi has claimed that individuals in the opposition MDC Alliance were abused for advising leaders about the need to respect the party constitution.

Speaking in Newzim.com, Komichi said they tried to rectify the issues internally but faced resistance from some party members.

“Can we blame men and women that stay in marriage for 2-3 years whilst they are being abused? Yet you do not know that those men and women would have tried their best to resolve the problems using engagements and advices.

“The people in the MDC were being abused. When people were advising to follow the constitution they were not listened to but they were abused until the court had to intervene and call for justice.” said Komichi.

Komichi said he should be blamed for staying in the MDC A while being abused instead people should sympathise with him.

Komichi said as long as legislators adhere to the party constitution they will not be recalled.

“We are making sure that people will follow the law. We are not going to wield the axe or put them on the guillotine. If we were careless we could have expelled half of the MPs. We won’t do that, we will engage them and tell them that they need to respect the law,” he said

Komichi claimed that party supporters across the country are keen on attending the pending extra-ordinary congress (EOC) to choose the opposition party’s substantive executive.

Komichi said: “It is up to God and the people to decide the position they want for me. That question is, therefore, really difficult for me to answer, it is up to the people”.