Chalton Hwende Claims MDC Alliance Will Fight for its Name

MDC Alliance Secretary General Chalton Hwende has revealed that the main opposition party will fight to keep its name for upcoming by-elections.

Speaking to NewsDay recently, Hwende declared that his party would not allow the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T to use the MDC Alliance name during elections.

“Our position is clear that we are the MDC that was founded in 1999 and participated in the last elections as MDC Alliance. That is our name, that is our history and it holds values as a party,” said Hwende.

However yesterday, MDC Alliance National spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said the party’s positions are communicated through official communiques following formal resolutions prompting suggestions Hwende had not communicated the party’s official position.

The MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa wants by-elections to regain seats lost to parliamentary recalls engineered by the MDC-T who are getting support from the Zanu-PF Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda.