CCC moves to replace Nelson Chamisa amidst factional chaos


A FACTION of opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has announced Bulawayo-based Welshman Ncube’s elevation to party president from deputy.

With reports another of the now numerous factions had appointed veteran Jameson Timba as leader Ncube’s Saturday appointment is a testament to the chaos that is persisting in CCC following former President Nelson Chamisa’s resignation.

Chamisa quit the movement earlier this month having noted Zanu PF’s hand in its operations through infiltrating and a clear loss of authority in the eyes of courts and ministries.

Ncube’s new position will be rotated between the opposition party’s three ‘Vice Presidents’ (Tendai Biti, Lynette Karenyi-Kore) all of whom have been given a rotational 90-day reign.

“Having met and deliberated on various matters affecting the party, and having noted the resignation of Chamisa as President of the party, the Citizens Coalition for Change National Standing Committee (NSC) resolved to fill in the vacancy left by Chamisa by appointing an Acting President,” reads a released by Jacob Mafume.

Mafume is the party’s Acting Communications Secretary, following a decision by the NSC to revert to 2019 structures.

“The Acting President position will be held by the three Vice Presidents, on a 90-day rotation basis, until the party goes to an elective congress.

“By record of the May 2019 Gweru Congress, and within the context of the leadership of the party as of 22 January 2022, Ncube is the most senior of the Vice Presidents. As a consequence thereof, the NSC resolved to, with immediate effect, appoint Ncube as the Acting President.

“The appointment of the Acting President and the resumption of duties by all office bearers based on 2019 structures marks the beginning of an uninterrupted path to restore stability and democracy within the party.” NewZimbabwe.

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