Where is Holland?

HARARE - A thick cloud of confusion is plaguing the MDC rebels after they ditched Sekai Holland as the interim leader.

The breakaway MDC’s national council meeting held at Mandel Training Centre in May placed the leadership of the party in the hands of the Guardian Council chaired by Holland.

But Holland was conspicuously absent at a weekend meeting where Tendai Biti emerged as the leader.

Holland told the Daily News in a telephone interview that she was never installed as interim leader.

“Nobody ever said Holland was the leader but what was mentioned at Mandel was that the Guardian Council will be custodians,” she said.

“There is nowhere it was said Mai Holland had accepted. Our position is that the Guardian Council wants unity. There is no way we can win elections divided.

“Why should people continue to say Holland because there are 30 people in the Guardian Council and our role is to go to congress, we are simply saying batanai tiende kuno (be united) winner.”

At a provincial meeting held in Harare on Saturday, Biti was presented as the outfit’s leader.

Jacob Mafume, spokesperson for the Renewal Team, said that there was nothing sinister about Holland’s absence.

“We haven’t ditched Holland,” Mafume told the Daily News. “She is still in the position the council (national) bestowed on her. A number of people did  not come to the meeting because they had other engagements.

“It was a Harare all-structures meeting. The person in charge of the meeting was Paul Madzore. He presided over that meeting.”

According to section 6.5.3 of the MDC’s constitution, the guardian’s council is tasked with offering advice to the national leadership, to carry out advocacy work and to conduct investigations, arbitrations and reconciliation in disputes within the party.

Holland said the guardian’s council was in the process of trying to unite the warring factions.

Comments (14)

....Biti PF . Pathetic !!!!!!

changamire Dombo - 1 July 2014

Biti, you shld be ashamed of yourself. You are a total failure. Renewal Team, What????

Cde One - 1 July 2014

She is two faced , a pathetic and pathological liar. Last time she made a u-turn on her speech and blamed violence and duress.She cannot be trusted and behaves like chaff. She is devious and divisive.A two headed snake.

Guranyanga - 1 July 2014

The hate language directed at Bit and the Renewal Team as well as anybody else perceived to be sympathetic with this cause, demonstrates that there is panic in the corridors of power. If Biti et al are so useless, why waste time on them? Daily News should change name to MDC-T News!!!!

Nehanda - 1 July 2014

People do not write things for no reason they are angered by this sick lawyer who is busy provocking their leader Morgan .

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CHIREMBA - 2 July 2014

Nehanda, Herald is pro ZANU PF wani but hapana zvamunombotaura. Daily news reports zvisingabude muHerald , the other side of the story. So uri kurwadziwa kuti Daily news is bringing hope to supporters dzaMorgan nhai? I think Daily News is being fair

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Nehanda, it is Biti who spends all of his time attacking MT. A day does not pass without him attacking MT our leader, while glorifying Mugabe. We dont understand this guy. All we can say is he has let power hunger get the better of him and his reasoning. All in all, he is going the Welshman way.

TRIPE - 2 July 2014

I agree with Guranyanga on Sekai Holland's double standards.This lady is 2 faced.MT must be very careful on this woman.The people have closed the door on Biti&his team but why should Sekai insist that we must re unite with these traitors? What is so special about this treacherous team? People rightly feel let down&therefore angry with the so called 'LEADERSHIP RENEWAL TEAM.'

tsukukuviri inyoka - 2 July 2014

Mafume says "a number of people did not come to the meeting because they had other engagements". What could be more important for them than a critical meeting of a no name party that is still trying to seek relevance? It just goes to show that even some of their members are not taking the new party seriously. It's all a joke, what a bunch of clowns. We would be laughing if it wasn't so pathetic.

Dr Know - 2 July 2014

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