The leader of the opposition MDC Alliance, Nelson Chamisa has embarked on a “meet the structures” interface premised at getting feedback from grassroots.
Chamisa’s presidential affairs secretary, Jameson Timba confirmed the development adding Chamisa himself was in Mbare, Chitungwiza and Mabvuku from Friday to Sunday meeting party members. He said:
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The president (Chamisa) has been about meeting the people, listening to their challenges and offering direction. If you remember our plan and strategy was to have action, to confront the evils of corruption and poverty caused by the Zanu PF government. We were supposed to have gone across the country and dealt with these things by May, but the plans were scuttled by COVID-19.
The development is in line with the party’s strategic plan announced last year which shall also see the party working to increase its rural support base which is currently insignificant.
This also comes amid a leadership crisis in the MDC that has resulted in the division of the party into two factions -one led by Chamisa and the other by Thokozani Khupe.
The MDC Alliance has since started recruiting new members in preparation of the 2023 elections.