Chaos at Tsvangirai’s funeral

HARARE- Some senior members of the Movement of Democratic (MDC) party were forced to leave by youths from Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial in Buhera on Tuesday, as the party’s succession fight has reached unforeseen levels.

Nelson Chamisa‚ one of the vice presidents of the party has taken control of the presidency within the MDC and organised an unprepared national council meeting a day after Tsvangirai’s death last week.

Youths at Tsvangirai homestead in Hamunikwa village in the Buhera area‚ were carrying bricks and other objects threatened party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora and Khupe. The youths were eventually escorted out the funeral proceedings, as Mwonzora and Khupe feared for their lives.

Both Mwonzora and Khupe have differing views to Chamisa, they wanted a congress session to be held to elect the new party’s leader. However Chamisa declared himself leader at the memorial service on Monday.

“We have done what is necessary to make sure that there is no leadership vacuum in the party. We did what was perfectly constitutional‚” he said amid cheers from the crowd.

Chamisa had also threatened his critics and those who go against him, will be expelled from the party.

“As leaders you are like caps on a head and can be removed when the owner is fed up. So be careful,” he warned.

Photo Credit- TimesLIVE

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