Chamisa rescues congress losers

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By Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday fished his political nemesis from the political dustbin when he appointed former party vice-presidents Morgen Komichi, Elias Mudzuri and former secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora to the national executive last night. Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora Following heavy defeats at the party’s congress in Gweru last month, Mudzuri, Mwonzora and Komichi were relegated to ordinary card-carrying members and the appointments to the national executive makes them part of key decision-making apparatus of the party and preserves their seniority. Komichi becomes secretary…

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Chamisa retains leadership of opposition MDC as Mwonzora fails in bid to retain SG post

Chamisa retains leadership of opposition MDC as Mwonzora fails in bid to retain SG post 2

By James Thompson | TimesLive | The biggest casualty at the MDC Alliance’s elective congress in Gweru, Zimbabwe, at the weekend is outgoing secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora. Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora was initially earmarked to challenge for the party’s leadership at the congress but failed to get nominations, leaving party leader Nelson Chamisa uncontested. As such, he reverted to defend his position against a Chamisa ally, Charlton Hwende, and Fortune Daniel Molokele. Hwende emerged the winner with a resounding 2,099 votes to Mwonzora’s 721, while Molokele was third with…

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MDC bigwigs fight for survival

MDC bigwigs fight for survival 3

By Obey Manayiti and Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | The stage has been set for a bruising fight in the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC as almost all candidates nominated for top positions in the party’s standing committee have accepted and are now reaching into their war chests to mount rigorous campaigns ahead of congress this month-end. Elias Mudzuri and Douglas Mwonzora Party bigwigs, who include vice-president Elias Mudzuri and secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora face an unsavoury prospect of walking out of the MDC’s elective congress as ordinary card-carrying members. The congress is…

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Mwonzora lives to fight another day

By Upenyu Chaota The sudden volte face by the MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora to withdraw from the presidential race against party president Nelson Chamisa in the eleventh hour has left him bruised but ready to fight again if he survives at the May 24-26 congress billed for Gweru. Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora has been hyped as the number one contender to challenge Chamisa for the top post but his fate could only be determined by provinces who have completely shut him out until he decided to fight to…

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PICTURES: Mwonzora congress dilemma thickens at home ground as Chamisa rescues him AGAIN

PICTURES: Mwonzora congress dilemma thickens at home ground as Chamisa rescues him AGAIN 4

By Staff Reporter  It never rains but it pours for the embattled opposition MDC Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora who on Saturday received a cold reception from the party followers when he stood up to address at the Chisamba Grounds in Mutare during a “Thank You Rally”. Mwonzora is understood to be intent on taking on party leader Nelson Chamisa at the forthcoming MDC 6th congress slated for 24-26 May 2019. Chamisa has already described any challenge from Mwonzora as health for democracy in the party. The Nyanga North senator is also…

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Tafi Mhaka: Dear Zimbabwe: Is Chamisa’s MDC Alliance any better than Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF?

Tafi Mhaka: Dear Zimbabwe: Is Chamisa’s MDC Alliance any better than Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF? 5

By Tafi Mhaka Dear Zimbabwe, the last nine weeks have made clear that Zimbabwe is seriously inundated by a debilitating dearth of strong leadership. To begin with, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disastrous decision to deploy Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) soldiers to MDC Alliance strongholds during the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) mass stay away in January caused a spate of needless deaths, beatings and sexual assaults. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. And to stem mounting criticism…

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Sparks fly within Chamisa’s MDC

Sparks fly within Chamisa’s MDC 6

By Mugove Tafirenyika With just under three months to go to the MDC’s eagerly-anticipated elective congress in May where a new substantive party leader will be chosen — sparks are flying within the country’s main opposition outfit, the Daily News can report. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. Emotions have been further ventilated after mischievous Zanu PF “agents provocateurs” backed the party’s well-regarded secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora to beat the current popular leader, Nelson Chamisa, in the fast-approaching…

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Dog-eat-dog affair ensues in MDC ahead of congress

Dog-eat-dog affair ensues in MDC ahead of congress 7

By Mugove Tafirenyika Jostling for positions has intensified in the MDC ahead of its elective congress in May. Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Party bigwigs are likely to take each other head-on at the congress as they battle for supremacy in the 19-year-old opposition outfit. It’s already a dog-eat-dog affair in the MDC with those aspiring to contest for positions openly canvassing for support within party structures. Related Articles At the top, party leader Nelson Chamisa is likely to be challenged by either one of his deputies Elias Mudzuri…

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Mwonzora guns for Chamisa

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By Fungi Kwaramba The die has been cast in the MDC ahead of its elective congress as the party’s ambitious secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has expressed his desire to challenge party leader Nelson Chamisa in a contest that could make or break his political career. Then Vice President Nelson Chamisa, Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora and then party president Morgan Tsvangirai Mwonzora has previously been keeping his cards close to his chest. But in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, he declared that he has rights including that of contesting the…

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Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC

Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC 9

By Tendayi Madhomu Government must pay for the looting that occurred in Bulawayo last month, the secretary-general of the main MDC party Douglas Mwonzora has said. MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora was reacting to sentiments by Zanu PF politburo member and former youth league boss Absolom Sikhosana who boldly declared recently that the organisers of the protests should pay for the damages caused. Sikhosana was part of a delegation that toured companies in Bulawayo recently to ascertain the quantum of the damage resulting from the riots which rocked the country…

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