Tsvangirai Appoints Chamisa As MDC-T Acting President

Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka announced that the ailing MDC-T leader had appointed one of his vice presidents Nelson Chamisa as the party’s acting president taking over from Engineer Elias Mudzuri.

Chamisa was appointed acting vice president as Mudzuri and Thokozani Khupe are in South Africa where they are engaged in coalition talks with other opposition parties. The statement by Tamborinyoka reads:

President Morgan Tsvangirai has with effect from today, 7 February 2018, affirmed vice president Honourable Nelson Chamisa as the acting President of the party by operation of the Constitution until the President’s return. This is in light of the president’s absence and that of the two other vice presidents who are both in South Africa. VP Chamisa also continues in his assigned duties as the acting chairperson of the MDC Alliance.

The Herald reports that the appointment of Chamisa as acting president has been met with hostility with a senior party official claiming that it is fake since Tsvangirai is in a critical condition and cannot speak.

More: Herald

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Nelson ChamisaLuke TamborinyokaElias Mudzuri

Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa

Luke Tamborinyoka is a politician, presidential spokesperson of MDC-T and director of communications of the party. Read More About Luke Tamborinyoka

Elias Mudzuri is a Zimbabwean engineer, politician and member of parliament for Warren Park. He is a former mayor of Harare, and was the minister of energy in the Government of National Unity. He is a member of the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai for... Read More About Elias Mudzuri

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