Former Finance minister Simba Makoni’s Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) party has restructured its Harare provincial executive ahead of its inaugural national congress scheduled for July 1 this year.
The venue of the congress will be decided at the national executive meeting in Harare this Saturday.
MKD spokesperson Silver Bhebe said structures for other provinces were set up at the inception of the party in 2008, except for Harare.
“Harare structures had been dissolved because of problems,” said Bhebe.
The meeting to elect the Harare executive was held at the party’s national headquarters in the city on Saturday. Francis Zimunya retained his seat as Harare provincial chairman with Chenjerai Gwanzura as his deputy. Wonder Muvandi won the party’s administrator position and Ephraim Nhakura became his deputy.
Hilda Mudiwa was elected the party’s provincial organising secretary and will be deputised by Francis Chatinde.
Desire Ncube and Victor Chisango were elected provincial spokesperson and deputy, respectively.
Clynean Manyepwa won the women’s affairs chairperson’s post with Magnet Ndoro winning the vice-chairperson’s post.
Guthrie Gwanzura won the legal affairs chairperson post and will be deputised by Kesias Kandemiri.
Batsirai Guta was elected to head economic affairs with Rufaro Mugwendere as his deputy. Makoronga Sikireta won the safety and security post. Never Kaparadza is his deputy.
Solomon Ndoro was elected secretary for resources and will be deputised by Ronald Bvumbi. Innocent Jonasi was elected to head the party’s provincial youth wing and will be deputised by Irene Ndoro and Isheunesu Mushonga.
Committee members elected include Francis Kesena, Jim Brown, Rachel Chapoka, Munyaradzi Guveya and Washington Makoni, among others. Mabvuku-Tafara constituency was the only one not represented.
Commenting after the election, newly-elected deputy secretary for administration Nhakura said it was the party’s culture to hold peaceful elections.
“We always abide by peaceful elections as a testimony of the party’s determination and direction,” said Nhakura.