MDC Gives Gweru Businesses Shot In The Arm

Lodges and hotels in Zimbabwe’s fourth-largest city, Gweru are said to be fully-booked ahead of the opposition MDC’s elective congress to be held this week to decide the party’s leadership.

6 200 MDC delegates are expected to grace the occasion, a development which has provided a boon for the City of Progress.

The Congress will start by the holding of elections of the youth and women’s assembly leadership on Friday. This was revealed to Newsday by the party’s spokesperson Jacob Mafume. He said:

Friday afternoon, we are going to have national elections for youth and women assemblies concurrently.

On the same day, we are going to have a national executive meeting.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, there shall be a congress official opening at Ascot Stadium, where everyone is invited to bear witness on this special, great event, then delegates will be divided into thematic committees.

At 2 pm, the Congress will receive feedback from the thematic committees.

Mafume added that the party’s preparations are now at an advanced stage. He promised that the elections will be held in a transparent manner.

He further revealed that party President Nelson Chamisa will officially open the Congress on Saturday. Elections will then be held on Sunday.

More: Newsday

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Formerly Gwelo, Gweru is the capital of the Midlands Province and Zimbabwe's third largest city. It is the main import and export centre as well the most accessible industrial center that oversees markets through South Africa to the South and Mozambique to the east. Read More About Gweru

Jacob Mafume is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the People's Democratic Party formerly the MDC Renewal Team party where he is the party spokesperson. Read More About Jacob Mafume

The Movement for Democratic Change which was known as MDC was formed in September in 1999 out of the labor and civic movement under the banner of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).It was reported to be a strong organized political party with the... Read More About MDC


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