MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwnzora says the leadership that shall emerge from the party’s elective Congress should inspire Zimbabweans ahead of the 2023 elections.
Mwonzora called for democratic processes to be respected in electing new leadership at the Congress dubbed ‘A Festival of Ideas’. He said:
The calibre of our leadership from this congress must be a beacon from which our populace must draw inspiration.
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We expect a new crop of dynamic and robust leadership which will serve the people of this country diligently with respect and take Zimbabwe back into the community of progressive nations.
It is therefore important that all of the leaders be democratically elected to reflect the true aspirations of the people.
… For us to truly reflect a democratic outfit, It is imperative that the 5th Congress does not centralise a lot of power in the president.
To this end, the electoral processes around this Congress must reflect that true democracy is indeed alive in the party.
Mwonzora has been touted as a potential challenger to party president Nelson Chamisa but has hitherto received a single nomination to retain his current post.
Preliminary reports indicate that Midlands Province has also nominated Chamisa for the presidency.