MDC congress going ahead as planned

MDC congress going ahead as planned 1

By Obey Manayiti | NewsDay | Lawyers representing Nelson Chamisa’s MDC have reportedly urged the party to go ahead with its elective congress this week regardless of a recent High Court order which urged them to turn it into an extra-ordinary congress. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. The party held its national executive meeting on Monday ahead of their weekend congress, where various issues were raised, among them the way forward following the recent High Court…

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Chamisa promises after-congress ‘fireworks’

Chamisa promises after-congress ‘fireworks’ 2

By Obey Manayiti | NewsDay | MDC president Nelson Chamisa has described next week’s elective congress as the defining moment for the party, saying it will usher in a radical shift in their way of doing business, moving away from personality-based politics to solution-based and strong institutional politics. Leader of Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party, Nelson Chamisa is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare, Thursday, March, 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Despite a recent High Court ruling compelling the party to go for an extraordinary congress, the…

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Hopewell Chin’ono: MDC congress in Gweru should produce substance and not just populist outcomes

Hopewell Chin’ono: MDC congress in Gweru should produce substance and not just populist outcomes 3

By Hopewell Chin’ono The cynic in me thinks that the MDC-A would have made a fundamental fatal mistake if they elect Morgan Komichi to be one of their Vice Presidents. Hopewell Chin’ono Just listening to him speak in the attached video is enough to come to that conclusion based on what he thinks are the values that he espouses that should make him elected, values that include loyalty to the party President. People whose main political currency is loyalty to the party leader are dangerous to democracy and political growth…

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Quotable Quotes: Reactions to High Court ruling on Nelson Chamisa leadership of the MDC

Quotable Quotes: Reactions to High Court ruling on Nelson Chamisa leadership of the MDC 4

Hopewell Chin’ono: “It is funny for this court ruling to come 5yrs after Tsvangirai appointed his VPs & only 2 weeks before the MDC Congress. “It’s ludicrous for a court to ask 2014 MDC structures to choose a leader when those structures don’t exist. Should those who joined other parties come back?” Nelson Chamisa David Coltart: “It will be appealed. This is what is called a brutum fulmen – ‘empty thunder’, an ineffective order. By the time the appeal is heard a duly constituted Congress of the MDC will have…

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‘MDC Congress process irreversible’

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On May 8, 2019 14,350 0 By Jacob Mafume We have just been advised of the High Court of Zimbabwe judgement issued by Justice Edith Mushore today. We fundamentally disagree with the judgement. The choice of leaders of any political party, the world over is the sole preserve of the members of that party. Cllr Jacob Mafume, MDC National Spokesperson It can never be a judicial process. Equally, the actions, activities and programmes of a political party, being a voluntary organisation whose existence is protected by the Constitution, is the sole…

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MDC bigwigs fight for survival

MDC bigwigs fight for survival 6

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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MDC sets up congress appeals committee

MDC sets up congress appeals committee 7

An MDC special committee has been put in place to deliberate on issues raised by some members to the party’s national executive council (NEC), who are unhappy about the way the just-ended provincial congress in Bulawayo was handled. The post MDC sets up congress appeals committee appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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Chamisa to appoint top aides

By Obey Manayiti | NewsDay | Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will appoint some of the party’s standing committee members, among them the organising secretary and spokesperson as well as a number of deputies “as per the party’s constitution”, despite members nominating their preferred candidates at the just-ended provincial congresses. Nelson Chamisa Chamisa has already been nominated as party leader uncontested and will be duly confirmed MDC president at the party’s elective congress to be held in Gweru from May 24 to 26. Although all positions were contested at the…

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MDC members challenge ‘voter stuffed and rigged’ Bulawayo provincial congress results

By Silas Nkala | NewsDay | Some members of the MDC’s Bulawayo province have filed an appeal to the party’s national executive committee (NEC) challenging the process and outcome of the provincial congress held nearly two weeks ago. MDC supporters at a rally This comes after party leader Nelson Chamisa has been confirmed as the party’s president after he was nominated uncontested and now waits to be confirmed by the national congress to be held in Gweru from May 24 to 26. In a notice of appeal directed to the…

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Broke MDC fails to pay workers for 11 months

By Philemon Jambaya MDC has gone for 11 months without paying its workers, Zim Morning Post can exclusively reveal. Douglas Mwonzora and Morgen Komichi This comes on the backdrop of reports that the MDC will hold a $2 million elective congress scheduled for May 24-26. Workers who spoke to this publication said that they are surprised that the party is fundraising money for congress forgetting its workers. Related Articles The MDC was formed with a purpose of representing the plight of the workers. MDC has 160 workers nationally who have…

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