THE Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T on Sunday convened an emergency Standing Committee indaba at Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House in order to deal with arrangements concerning the holding of an Extra Ordinary Congress (EOC) on July 31, Zim Morning Post reports.
The EOC is in compliance with a March 31 Supreme Court ruling to that effect.
In its judgment, the apex court ordered the MDC-T to put in place a proper substantive national committee using the party’s 2014 register within three to four months of its ruling, and in the process nullifying all structures MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa had built.
The judgment by the Supreme Court followed an appeal to it by Elias Mashavira, the party’s Gokwe organising secretary.
Mashavira had challenged the ascendancy to the MDC-T presidency of Chamisa, deeming it ultra vires the party constitution.
Sunday’s emergency Standing Committee meeting was the second one of its kind, with the June 24 committee having decided to hold the EOC between September 4 and 6, dates which were slightly over a month of the Supreme Court time frame.
Sunday’s Standing Committee meeting apparently sought to deal with that anomaly.
“Our legal team has reconsidered the legal position.
“It has advised that we hold our EOC within four months from March 31.
“Accordingly, the Standing Committee has moved the EOC date to July 31, this being the last day we can hold our EOC within the boundaries of the Supreme Court judgment,” the MDC-T said in a communique issued after Sunday’s emergency Standing Committee.