The late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai’s family has backed Nelson Chamisa for the party presidency after he was nominated by all the party’s 13 provinces.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com on Monday, Tsvangirai’s younger brother Manase Tsvangirai said:
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We are very much aware the party MDC is in the process of putting their congress in place and it’s now definite that Mr Chamisa has been nominated by all the provinces.
We wish him well and we wish him all the best. We hope that normalcy will come into place in MDC. As a family, we are saying whoever has been nominated is the right candidate to lead.
Manase also dismissed claims made by MDC renegades calling themselves, In Defence of Morgan Tsvangirai Legacy (IDMTL).
The group is seeking to nullify Chamisa’s nomination while demanding for an extra-ordinary Congress for October to choose Tsvangirai’s successor. Manase added:
We have heard about the group which is on social media, we are appealing to them to stop abusing the late leader’s name, let him rest in peace.
If they have issues they must discuss with MDC party leaders and join others as Morgan did unite everyone and fight for democratic change in the country.
Chamisa has been nominated and he is now the leader and he has to be respected and we hope he will carry Morgan’s legacy well.
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
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