The Thokozani Khupe camp is planning to take Chamisa to court to compel him to drop and stop using the MDC Alliance name, New Zimbabwe reports.
Bulawayo MDC Activist Divine Mafa who is the son of former Magwegwe legislator and MDC Alliance deputy national spokesperson Felix Mafa said, his thrust in doing so is to return the opposition party to constitutionalism. Divine wrote the following letter to Khupe:
I have decided to file a lawsuit to challenge use of the party name in any other form by anyone including Chamisa’s Alliance. In this regard, I am waiting for your decision and go ahead.
It is my belief that we should have one MDC that was founded in 1999. By filing this lawsuit, I would have done my part to add to democracy and help to protect the poor and weak.
I am behind you in this issue of returning to constitutionalism of The MDC PARTY because I, myself, have been advocating for constitutionalism in our movement for some time and it seemed no one heard me.
I would like to urge you to look into the issue of imposition of candidates and the use of the militia to cow people by candidates who were imposed to represent MDC in parliament. These you must recall from parliament since they did not follow the due processes of primary elections.
They were imposed on the people and some with their deep pockets. The grassroots were deprived of their constitutional right to choose leaders of their choice. By filing this lawsuit, I would have done my part to add to democracy and help to protect the poor and weak
I applaud you for the staunch position that you took when you recalled Charlton Hwende and others from Parliament. As for Hwende, he was never elected by the grassroots. He was imposed, and when the people wanted to resist him, they were met with violence like that which visited you at Save’s (Tsvangirai) funeral.
The imposition of candidates and the use of violence on perceived enemies defies democracy
The MDC Alliance has not yet responded to the reports that they might be compelled to stop using the MDC Alliance name.