Five things you probably did not know about Nelson Chamisa

Today MDC-T Deputy President, Nelson Chamisa celebrated his birthday. Here are five things you probably did not know:

  1. He was appointed Harare Polytechnic Student Representative Council (SRC) president in his first year in 1998. The college authorities took notice of his presence and suspended him for allegedly inciting violence in Chegutu. He was only re-admitted after a high court ruling.
  2. Chamisa was voted the MDC national youth chairman between 2000 and 2006. He was voted Kuwadzana member of parliament in 2003 through a by election becoming the youngest MP at 25.
  3. In mid July 2016 Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri were appointed as the party’s new Vice Presidents.They joined the party’s first vice president Thokozani Khupe at a time when Morgan Tsvangirai was diagnosed with cancer.
  4. Nelson has won a number of awards among them: Best student Practice of marketing IMM Southern Africa, University of Zimbabwe Book prize (twice) Political Science and International Relations and Minister of the year 2011.
  5. He was also the youngest cabinet Minister in 2009.

You can read more on Chamisa HERE

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