MMD official suspended for commenting on 2011 Candidatures

Mungwi Movement for Mult Party Democracy (MMD) Constituency Chairman, John Kansema, has been suspended with immediate effect for issuing
statements contrary to the rules of the party.mmdlogo

This is contained in a statement by MMD Provincial Vice Secretary, Jailas Simunyola, to ZANIS in Mungwi today.

Mr Simunyola says Mr Kansema has acted against the party’s will by
issuing statements to the media concerning adoption of prospective
candidates for 2011 elections.

He charged that Mr Kansema is fully aware of the National Executive Committee’s (NEC) directive not
to discuss issues concerning the adoption of candidates for 2011,
adding that he had instead gone ahead and breached the order.

Mr Simunyola said the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has equally
warned all party cadres and officials to refrain from issuing
statements which undermine the leadership or give advantage to the
opposition.

He said as far as the party in the province was concerned, the
statement was ill-conceived and was tentamount to cause confusion in the
party.

But when contacted for comment, Mr Kansema said the suspension lacks
the basis because as far as he was concerned he was speaking the truth
when he accused the party officials of being corrupt in the way the
chose leaders.

Mr Kasama said he had not received any directive from NEC inhibiting
him to discuss issues concerning the 2011 elections.

He said the PEC has no mandate to suspend
him and stressed that it is only the district which has the capacity
to institute disciplinary measures against the constsituncey official
since he falls under the arm pit of the district.

Mr Kansema has warned that if Mr Simunyola continues to disregard the
party structure and mandates, he would cause despondency and divisions
in the party.

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