Meet newly elected MDC leadership & Zanu PF top brass…Are old leaders better than young leaders?

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The MDC led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa held its elective congress between the 24th and 26th of May in Gweru where the party chose new leadership for the next five years.

The total age of the top 7 MDC leaders is 357 years. The average age of an MDC leader is 51 years. Two of the top 7 are women.

The total age of the top 7 Zanu-PF leaders is 479 years. The average age of a Zanu-PF leader is 68 years. There is only one woman in the Zanu-PF top 7.

Below is a comparison of ZANU PF and MDC’s top seven officials:

MDC TOP 7

Nelson Chamisa (41 years)
Welshman Ncube (57 years)
Tendai Biti (52 years)
Lynette Karenyi-Kore (44 years)
Tabitha Khumalo (58 years)
Chalton Hwende (44 years)
David Coltart (61 years)

Total age of the top 7 MDC leaders is 357 years. The average age of an MDC leader is 51 years

It is interesting to note that four of the top 7 MDC leaders are lawyers by training, a situation analysts canvassed by ZOOMZimbabwe say may not be the best in terms of making polished decisions.

ZANU PF TOP 7

Emmerson Mnangagwa (76 years)
Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga (62 years)
Kembo Mohadi (69 years)
Oppa Muchinguri-Kashiri (60 years)
Obert Mpofu (67 years)
Patrick Chinamasa (72 years)
Simon Khaya Moyo (73 years)

Total age of the top 7 Zanu-PF leaders is 479 years. The average age of a Zanu-PF leader is 68 years.

The top leadership of Zanu-PF is packed with war veterans and one lawyer by training.

Again, the majority of the leaders there do not have acquired professional skills other than wartime military training.

— ZOOMZimbabwe


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