gorden moyo.jpgReports emanating from within the MDC-T say State Enterprises and Parastatals Minister, Mr. Gorden Moyo, has courted the ire of many in Bulawayo after declaring his interests to become the province’s chairman. 

ZBC News has it on good authority from sources within the MDC-T that it will not be a smooth sail for Moyo’s quest to be the party’s chairman for Bulawayo Province as the congress set to be held in May draws closer.

Widespread reports of vote-buying and factionalism have characterised the infighting within the Morgan Tsvangirai-led formation with a significant number of people reportedly refusing to recognise Moyo whom they say has got no roots in the party structures.

Political analyst, Mr Gabriel Chaibva, however says there is nothing strange in the ascension of Moyo to prominence in the party in consideration of his civic society background as western sponsors on the MDC-T have always used non-governmental organisations to channel funds to the party.

Another bone of contention which is set to tear the MDC-T apart and pose a likely repeat of the 2005 split, is the party’s constitution which sources from within say has been amended to ensure Mr Tsvangirai’s continues to be President. 

The MDC-T leader has been under pressure to come clean and spell how the party’s constitution will function in light of his claims to being a democratic leader.

Political analysts say Mr Tsvangirai has shown that he does not respect the structures of his own party.

Allegations against Moyo are that he officially joined the MDC-T two months ago yet the party requires a member to have served for two years to qualify for a senior post.

Analysts say his elevation is set to be the party’s weak link as cracks begin to emerge ahead of the May congress.