The MDC-M in-house fighting that spilled into COPAC last week when the Professor Welshman Ncube-led faction moved to have members from the Joubert Mudzumwe faction expelled from the data uploading process has intensified with other members likely to be axed vowing to fightÂ any attempts to expel them.
MDC-M members, who walked out of the National Council meeting which paved way for the Congress that led to the election of Professor Welshman Ncube as MDC-M president, insist that the Ncube led faction has no power to exclude themÂ from COPAC or even expelÂ them from the party.
Speaking to ZBC News, a member of the Mudzumwe faction, Mr Morgan Changamire said they will fightÂ any attempts to have them removed from the process.
Meanwhile, MDC-M Deputy Spokesperson, Mr Kurauone Chihwayi says the Ncube led faction has written to the COPAC Management Committee and insisted that the 7 rapportuers aligned to the Mudumwe faction, who are supposed to be evicted from a local hotel, would be sent packing.
Reacting to the saga, a political analyst, Mr Baron Patres has castigated the MDC-M for bringing its party politics into the constitution making process, describing the actions as exhibiting a high degree of immaturity.
â€œParty issues should be solved at party levels and these guys should allow the constitution process to continue without any disturbances,â€ Mr Patres said.
The messy political machinations within the party came about after Ncube loyalists threatened to pull out of COPAC if members of the other faction were allowed to remain in the constitution-making exercise, arguing that they no longer represented the partyâ€™s interests.
The rapportuers, whom the Ncube faction want replaced, are Morgan Changamire, Patrick Muusha, Oswell Dziike, Enock Tsikai and Maxwell Zimuto who was an assistant to co-Chairperson, Edward Mkhosi.