MLF organising secretary quits

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The secessionist Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) was on Friday afternoon battling to contain rumours that one of its senior leaders in South Africa has called it quits as a result of intense internal fighting within the movement.

On Thursday there were reports that the newly-appointed national organising secretary Sabelo Ngwenya has quit the party as a result of differences with the secretary for policy, Churchill Guduza.

MLF spokesperson David Magagula on Friday issued a Press statement saying Ngwenya had not resigned from the party but was “still an active and responsible office bearer of MLF until a letter to that effect has been delivered to the secretary-general’s desk at head office”.

“Another very important step to follow is the deliberation of the National Executive on such issues. Surely if Sabelo were to resign it would be imperative on him to follow the MLF laid-down policies. As of now and in the foreseeable future, he’s still responsible for organising the people,” he said.

Ngwenya could neither confirm nor deny his resignation simply electing to say: “I am not in the habit of discussing internal party issues with the media.”

Magagula said the news of Ngwenya’s resignation over the party’s strategies, was a “very cheap rumour mongering and a naked attempt to sow seeds of division within our organisation”.

“It would be very strange for Sabelo to wage a war on strategy. His mandate does not involve policy issues and strategy. It is, therefore, unfounded and grossly untrue and fabrication of the minds of the enemies of MLF. Members should not take these stories serious as they are intended to sow despondency and weaken our true and just struggle to liberate our country from Zimbabwean colonialism,” he said.