Advocate Nelson Chamisa is now the Constitutionally elected president of the MDC party. The people’s president has been endorsed by all 13 provinces. He will now preside over the next congress as the substantive president as he is uncontested.
This comes as a major blow to Zanu PF which has been backing Mwonzora to take over the leadership of the party arguing that he was more ‘mature’ than Chamisa.
Zanu PF has been accused of trying to fan divisions within the main opposition MDC camp led by Nelson Chamisa by pushing his secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora to takeover party leadership.
Current MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora, who was forced into an ignominious surrender of his pursuit for MDC presidency after being ditched by his Manicaland home province, will be challenged by MPs Charlton Hwende and Daniel Molokela.
Speaking at a Press conference in August last year, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general and Zanu PF central committee member Victor Matemadanda said it was time for Mwonzora to take over from Chamisa and also push out Tendai Biti, accusing them of fanning violence.
“Those who voted for Mwonzora for post of secretary-general ahead of Chamisa should now stand up and throw Chamisa to the dust bin. MDC is now losing its values because of Chamisa. He is just like his mentor, (former Zanu PF strongman Robert) Mugabe, a dictator,” he said.
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