Power struggles in the MDC formation between Professor Arthur Mutambara and Professor Welshman Ncube are getting intense after an announcement by the Joubert Mudzumwe faction that they have endorsed the expulsion of Ncube from the party.
Members of the Joubert Mudzumwe faction told journalists in the capital this Monday afternoon that their National Council which they regard as the legitimate one has resolved to expel the organisers and all those who attended the partyâ€™s National Council meeting on February 2011 at the partyâ€™s Hillside offices in Harare.
Mudzumwe himself was tasked to take charge of presidential affairs as the formation says it respects the pending court interdict which barred Professor Mutambara from exercising any duties as party president until the issue is finalised.
The endorsement of the expulsion of Ncube and organisers of the National Council meeting comes in the backdrop of a congress held from January 8-9 which the Mudzumwe faction insists was illegitimate and violated the partyâ€™s constitution.
In response to the developments, Professor Ncubeâ€™s deputy spokesperson, Mr. Kurauone Chihwayi said the Arthur Mutambara issue is now water under the bridge and the formation will not waste its time discussing about a rejected leader whom they will never treat with seriousness.
Political analysts say incidents in the MDC formations are not a new phenomenon as the partyâ€™s fragility was authored when the Western backed movements split in 2005.