MDC leader, advocate Nelson Chamisa has appointed former party Secretary General, Senator Douglas Mwonzora as the party’s secretary for International Relations.
Mwonzora failed to retain his Secretary General position at the party’s fifth elective congress that was held in May at Gweru. He went into the Congress as an underdog to rival and new party Secretary General, Chalton Hwende since he had one nomination.
This made him reminiscence the 2011 and 2014 SG elections in the party which he won even though he only had one nomination.
This year, he tried to contest for the presidential post and would only pull out of the race after receiving zero nominations from the provincial nomination process. His bid to challenge Nelson Chamisa who had given president Mnangagwa a stiff competition in the 2018 presidential election was viewed by party supporters as an act of selling out.
Some even claimed that he was a ZANU-PF agent sent to destabilise the opposition party. As such, MDC supporters were calling for his dismissal from the party.
He has since denied all the allegations saying that he is one of the victims of ZANU-PF brutality.
Meanwhile, Others, however, argued that Mwonzora is one of a few voices of reason remaining in the party and losing him would be to the detriment of the party.
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Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson… Read More About Douglas Mwonzora
Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party’s congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former… Read More About Nelson Chamisa
Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party’s main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian… Read More About ZANU-PF