WATCH: "I Stand By Supreme Court Ruling" - MDC MP Joyce Makonya On Loyalty To Chamisa
MDC legislator for Manicaland, Joyce Makonya has said that she stands by the supreme court ruling which removed Chamisa from the presidency of the party.
Makonya was asked if Chamisa was still her president and she responded:
I was accused of supporting Mwonzora. I told them to stop listening to rumours because they would end up going after everyone accused. After restoring me to the party [WhatsApp] group, I was removed again shortly. I did not try to protest the second time, because it seems there’s a committee that is deciding these things – accusing people of being Mwonzora’s.
I’m also being victimised because I’m from Manicaland (Mwonzora is from Manicaland too).
I’m not with the Mwonzora faction. I’m with the MDC-T left behind by Morgan Tsvangirai. As for allegiance to Nelson Chamisa as party president, I stand by the Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court asked that we go to Congress and that’s what I support.
Makonya is one of the five legislators who have so far defied the MDC’s directive to boycott parliament. The others are Kanguni, David Tekeshe, Peter Moyo, and Virginia Mafuta.
In the video, David Tekeshe expresses doubt that he is still with the Nelson Chamisa faction.