Ropafadzo Makumire, a councillor who won Ward 3 elections in Chiredzi Urban on an independent ticket has joined the MDC Alliance.
Makumire is also the council vice chair.
He joined the MDC and was immediately elected Chiredzi District Youth Assembly Treasurer at a district congress held last Sunday.
The elective congress presided over by MDC director of the Organizing Department Farai Chinobva was successful at last after two previous attempts failed because of violence and factionalism.
Speaking to The Mirror just before the start of the congress Makumire said it is the duty of all youths to take leadership positions where their services are required.
MDC National Youth Assembly executive member Ngonidzashe Mupfumba confirmed the development and said Makumire is now a fulltime member of the MDC.
James Kampota retained the district chairmanship.