THE loyalty card which Morgen Komichi was riding on could not save him the blows as he suffered defeat in the party’s race for the hotly contested positions of MDC vice president.
The 5th Congress of the MDC has elected Professor Welshman Ncube, former Women’s Assembly boss Lynette Karenyi and former deputy national chairman Tendai Biti as the three vice presidents to Nelson Chamisa.
Chamisa won the presidency unopposed in the nomination stage.
President: Nelson Chamisa Deputies:
Vice Presidents: Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti, Lynette Kore
Treasurer-General: David Coltart
Chairperson: Thabitha Khumalo
Deputy Chairperson: Job Sikhala
Secretary-General: Charlton Hwende
Sikhala defeated Happymore Chidziva who had led in the race earlier on.
For the Women’s League elections, the party voted Paurina Mpariwa as the chairperson.
She will be deputised by Phyllis Ndlovu.
Daughter of MDC founder Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, has won the Women’s league Secretary-General’s post from the hospital bed as she was involved in an accident last week.
MDC Women’s Assembly as voted by Gweru congress:
Chair: Paurina Mpariwa
Deputy: Philis Ndhlovu
Secretary-General: Vimbai Tsvangirai
Deputy Secretary-General: Regnat Mangava
Organising Secretary: Base Ngoma
Deputy Organising Secretary: Virginia Mafuta