Four candidates will contest for the MDC-T presidency following approval from the party’s national council.
The national council also expelled deputy organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe “for violating the party’s constitution”.
The presidential candidates are incumbent Thokozani Khupe, national chairperson Morgen Komichi, deputy president Elias Mudzuri and secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora.
The election will take place at the party’s extraordinary congress in December 2020, and the winner will replace Morgan Tsvangirai who died in February 2018.
Acting national spokesperson Tapiwa Mashakada said, “Mr A Bhebhe (was dismissed) from the party in terms of Section 5.10.a and 5.11.a of the constitution for grossly violating the constitution of the party; supporting another political party other than the MDC-T. To that end, he is formally disqualified to take part in any processes of the party.”