A newly formed political party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Zimbabwe, has notified the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of its existence.
In a letter to ZEC, the party leadership said it will be participating in the March 26 by-elections recently proclaimed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Pindula News presents the party’s letter to ZEC:
RE SIGNATORIES FOR MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE ZIMBABWE CANDIDATES
This serves to notify your office that MDC Zimbabwe will be participating in the forthcoming by eiections proclaimed for the 26 March 2022. by H.E President ED Mnangagwa.
The following officers are the only authorized persons to sign for our candidates.
Thulani Ndebele (President)
Rumbidzai Chidaushe (Secretary-General)
Nobuhle Mhodie (Chairperson)
Yasini Chiwisa (Treasurer General)
Kindly note that we’re not a ‘derivative’ of any political party or grouping. We have never been subject to any “Alliance Agreement’ nor Court Challenges or Judgments.
Therefore, MDC Zimbabwe must not be conflated with those who seek to limit political participation only to those who agree with them via a supermarket of names and identities.
This comes as the opposition MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora also wrote to ZEC asking the commission not to allow any grouping using the names “MDC,” “MDC Alliance,” or any other MDC derivative saying the names belong to them.