We, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) General Council seating in HARARE on this the 29th of September 2017.
Party development and Coalitions
In the furtherance of the Congress resolution to enter into coalitions with like-minded parties, the PDP restates that the party is part of the MDC Alliance; negotiations will only work to broaden this coalition and make it more inclusive.
The party notes with concern yesterday’s purported expulsion of President Biti and other unnamed individuals ironically accused of being pro-convergence.
Despite this being acts of gross misconduct by senior members of the party, the General Council resolved to give the individuals time to sober up. In the face of this, the party appoints the following people to act on interim basis to avoid a leadership vacuum. Evelyn Masaiti is the Interim National Chairperson, Settlement Chikwinya shall be the acting Secretary General, Albert Mhlanga is the acting Deputy organising secretary and Edwin Ndlovu shall be the acting deputy spokesperson. The General Council will review this position in due course.
The party also reshuffled the Negotiation team which was led by Dr Gorden Moyo who is now replaced by the Deputy President Kucaca Phulu, he will continue to be assisted by Jacob Mafume, Settlement and Evelyn Masaiti also joins the team replacing Benson Ntini. The negotiation team has been obligated to conclude the talks by the 14th of October 2017.
The Party will intensify voter registration; announce a date and venue for the policy conference which shall determine electoral inputs into the alliance manifesto among other policy resolutions.
The Party is committed to offering thought leadership on key national issues affecting ordinary Zimbabweans, seeing that the ZANU PF government is clueless and currently engulfed in succession battles on the back of an ageing Robert Mugabe.