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MKD postpones convention


The former Zanu PF politburo member Simba Makoni-led Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) party has postponed its inaugural elective national convention originally set for July as some of its provincial structures are yet to be properly constituted.

The congress had initially been penciled for July 1 in Harare and was meant to coincide with the party’s second anniversary.

Party spokesperson, Silver Bhebe told NewsDay on Tuesday the decision to postpone the congress was agreed at the MKD national management committee meeting last Saturday.

“The inaugural convention which was scheduled to be held on the 1st of July 2011 has been postponed to a later date to be announced.

“The postponement has been necessitated by the fact that some provinces are not yet ready as they need to finalise their structures ahead of the congress,” said Bhebe.

During the congress, 12 senior posts will be up for grabs.

These include that of president;
vice-president; national chairperson; organising secretary; deputy organising secretary; secretary for communication and deputy; secretary for economic affairs and deputy; secretary for legal affairs and deputy; secretary for social affairs and deputy; secretary for youth affairs and deputy secretary for women affairs and deputy; secretary for administration and deputy and secretary for international relations and co-operation and deputy.

Makoni, the MKD interim leader, came a distant third in the last presidential election in 2008.

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