As 6 out 13 MDC provinces have already done their 5th Congresses, party bigwigs Douglas Mwonzora and Elias Mudzuri risk falling by the wayside.
This comes as party president Nelson Chamisa has been nominated by all the 6 provinces unchallenged while Mwozora’s only nomination has been for the post of secretary-general.
Mwonzora’s solitary ‘victory’ came from Matabeleland South province. The other provinces have nominated close Chamisa ally, Chalton Hwende for the post of secretary general.
Mwonzora is the current MDC secretary-general. He won the post in 2014 after beating his then-rival Chamisa.
It was reported at the time that the late party founding president Morgan Tsvangirai had hijacked Chamisa’s ambitions fearing the youthful politician’s rising popularity.
Meanwhile, co-vice president and former Harare mayor, senator Elias Mudzuri has no single nomination so far. He has been touted as one of the contenders for the presidency.
With six provinces concluding their congresses, Chamisa, organising secretary Amos Chibaya and spokesperson Jacob Mafume have been nominated for their current posts unchallenged.
Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora
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
Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai