Douglas Mwonzora’s MDC T party faces implosion as divisions have widened, with some members openly defying him and taking sides with other top leaders in the party.
The MDC-T is scouting for candidates to represent the party in the March 26 by-elections to fill a total of 133 Local Government and parliamentary seats left vacant after the recall of MDC Alliance legislators and councillors.
Last week, Mwonzora suffered a huge blow when four selected candidates in Bulawayo declined his offer to represent the party in the by-elections.
Dorcas Nyoni (ward 19) in Magwegwe, former councillor Shella Musonda and Annie Nyathi both for Makokoba ward 8 and Sibusisiwe Adams of Mpopoma ward 9, rejected Mwonzora and openly pledged their allegiance to Khupe.
Indications are that the party is now in a dilemma, running short of candidates for some wards and constituencies ahead of the March 26 by-elections. Th
Mwonzora has resorted to picking any names of suspected Mwonzora loyalists hoping they will agree to contest on the party ticket.