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MDC To Hold Elective Congress In June

MDC To Hold Elective Congress In June

MDC Alliance deputy president Elias Mudzuri and party chairperson Morgen Komichi are reportedly set to challenge party leader Douglas Mwonzora for the presidency at an elective congress set for June this year.

Mwonzora is facing rebellion from some MDC Alliance officials who blame him for the party’s poor performance in the 26 March by-elections.

The MDC Alliance failed to win a single seat despite grabbing the MDC-A name from its former leader Nelson Chamisa who is now the leader of CCC.

In a statement on Tuesday, 3 May, Mwonzora announced that the MDC will hold its ordinary congress at the end of June. Said Mwonzora:

The MDC will hold its ordinary congress at the end of June 2022. At this congress, the top leadership of the party will be democratically elected through a secret ballot in terms of the party constitution by delegates from wards, districts and provinces.

The ordinary congress will also deal with any proposed amendments to the party constitution as well as key policy issues to guide the party in the execution of its mandate which is to bring democratic change in Zimbabwe.

MDC Alliance insiders told NewsDay yesterday that both Mudzuri and Komichi believe they can revive the waning fortunes of the once formidable opposition party. Said a source:

Mudzuri believes he can revive the party after it was humiliated during the March by-elections.

He boasts that he was the only organising secretary in the history of the MDC to win a majority in Parliament and the presidency in 2008.

On the other hand, Komichi believes that he is the custodian of Morgan Tsvangirai’s legacy.

When contacted for his comment, Mudzuri could neither confirm nor deny that he was going to contest for the MDC presidency at the congress. He said:

When the time is ripe, I will make my decision known. I will not be led by people to rush my announcement.

I will tell the whole world what I will have decided, I am not a dead man.

Meanwhile, Komichi recently criticised Mwonzora for unilaterally suspending senior party members who had questioned his leadership credentials.

More: NewsDay

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2 weeks ago

boss tin tin 2 weeks ago

uyuwo dhagi hapana zvozikanwa

Cde gora 2 weeks ago

Next year rinopera mava marovha mose ku parliament munoiiswa Nani imi mboko noku senate chidyai rwekupedzisira

Cde gora 2 weeks ago

Hapana apo chaora

Chawabvunza 2 weeks ago

I agree with MDC ALLIANCE. They must hold Elective Congress because they have money which they were assisted to steal from CCC Party by the Old People's Home Party. Of the three presidental contestants, I recommend Mudzuri because he is matured and reserved. KOMICHI is a sort of a blabbermouth and playful. MWONZORA is childish.


Easy 2 weeks ago

political chancers are like that as the voters we are sick and tired of political chancers likes of monzora ,komichi and mudzuri u guys are are dead in terms of the votes from the public no that u are no longer alive kkkkkkkkk phambili lo chamisa phansi with political chancers

Rundofa 2 weeks ago

Mondora aish Waze wadubeka mntakwethu akusikwakho lokho...tshiyana lakho Dagi....Zanu pf won't help u with this..
(dzotungana dzemudanga) one man for himself.

...Vote CCC...


Dzedzi 2 weeks ago

These old skool boys clubs are fooling themselves. The urbanites and some part of rural forlks likes CCC not MDC A percived as rulling party's project. RIP boys.

Mr j 2 weeks ago

ukaona military yenyika yotakura bunner rachamisa usafunga kut kutamba pamberi naChamisa pasi netudhara twakungomarembedza

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