Chamisa stuns big wigs. . . as he pushes for a woman to be one of his VPs

Chamisa stuns big wigs. . . as he pushes for a woman to be one of his VPs 1

By Mugove Tafirenyika Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has set the cat among the pigeons in his party, after he recently suggested that one of the MDC’s three posts of vice president should be reserved for a woman, the Daily News can report. MDC president Nelson Chamisa This has agitated some of his ambitious lieutenants who intend to go for the posts when the country’s main opposition gathers at its elective congress in May — as their chances of falling by the wayside have just gone a notch up. This comes…

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Sparks to fly as MDC bigwigs meet

Sparks to fly as MDC bigwigs meet 2

By Mugove Tafirenyika The MDC’s national standing committee (NSC) meets in the capital city tomorrow to finalise congress preparations amid serious jostling for positions among party bigwigs. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. Slated to run from May 24 to 26, the elective congress is the first to be held following the death of the party’s founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, in February last year. Tsvangirai, who succumbed to cancer of the colon, was replaced by 41-year-old Nelson…

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Opposition party restructures

Opposition party restructures 3

By Mugove Tafirenyika The MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has merged Harare province with Chitungwiza while Midlands North and South have been collapsed into one as part of preparations for its elective congress slated for May. MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume told the Daily News that the party was merely implementing a 2014 congress resolution whose implementation had been delayed owing to “circumstances beyond our control”. With government working to devolve power to the provinces by putting in place provincial administrations throughout the country as provided for in the Constitution, Mafume…

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‘Zanu PF pouring millions to influence MDC congress’

‘Zanu PF pouring millions to influence MDC congress’ 4

By Fungi Kwaramba A top MDC official has sensationally claimed that party officials, especially those who will be voting in the upcoming congress are being paid large sums of money to vote out Nelson Chamisa from the party’s presidency. But Zanu PF has angrily dismissed the allegations. Douglas Mwonzora and Morgen Komichi MDC vice president Morgen Komichi told the Daily News on Sunday on Friday that Zanu PF has a budget to influence the outcome of the opposition MDC’s congress with the aim being to remove Chamisa who has refused to…

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Will Chamisa survive MDC congress?

Will Chamisa survive MDC congress? 5

By Blessings Mashaya The forthcoming MDC congress is critical as it will settle once and for all, the legitimacy question dogging the leadership of Nelson Chamisa, political analysts have said. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa Chamisa assumed the reins of the country’s main opposition party ahead of his rivals following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai — the party’s founding father — last February, albeit, under controversial circumstances. The 41-year-old was accused of using his then assumed closeness to Tsvangirai’s widow, Elizabeth, to torpedo the ambitions of the likes of Elias Mudzuri and…

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