Analysts Say Accommodating Losing MDC Bigwigs Puts Chamisa In A Difficult Situation

Reports suggest that opposition MDC leader, advocate Nelson Chamisa is faced with a hard task of accommodating party heavyweights who fell by the wayside at the recently held MDC congress. The Chronicle reports that party insiders believe that Chamisa has to simultaneously balance competing interests and accommodate those who lost elections.

Losing party bigwigs include former vice presidents, Mr. Morgan Komichi and Mr. Ellias Mudzuri, former secretary general, advocate Douglas Mwonzora, former youth leader Mr. Happymore Chidziva and executive members Ms. Lilian Timveous, Mrs. Teresa Makone and Mr. Murisi Zwizwai, among others.

The main issue, as reported by the Chronicle, is to decide which member among the losing bigwigs is to be included in the Standing Committee and the national executive.

Among other posts, the losing members will have to contest for the Organising secretary and secretary of information and publicity positions currently held in that order by Mr. Amos Chibaya and advocate Jacob Mafume.

A party insider who spoke to the Chronicle said:

It is a delicate situation. Mr Chamisa has to play his cards well or else there will be an implosion in the party. He has a lot of issues and factors to balance, gender, tribal, loyalty and seniority among other issues that he has to grapple with.

More: The Chronicle

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