MDC-T bigwigs battle

THE stage is now set for a bruising fight in the MDC-T with only party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and national chairman Lovemore going unchallenged at the party’s elective congress next month.


Party insiders said vice-president Thokozani Khupe was likely to be challenged by Bulawayo East MP Tabita Khumalo and Elias Mudzuri although MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora yesterday said nominations were yet to begin.

Mudzuri had initially sought to challenge Tsvangirai for the presidency.

Current national organising secretary Nelson Chamisa and deputy national chairperson Morgen Komichi are reportedly eyeing the second vice-presidency if the post is approved under the proposed constitutional changes.

Sources said Chamisa was also eyeing the secretary-general’s post if proposals to introduce the second vice-presidency were shot down.

For the secretary-general’s post, Chamisa will likely square off with Gift Chimanikire and Tapiwa Mashakada, who is holding the post in an acting capacity. Mashakada is currently the party’s deputy secretary-general.

Women’s assembly chairperson Theresa Makone is likely to try her luck over the treasurer-general position left vacant after the exit of Roy Bennett.

Makone is likely to battle it out with Harare provincial spokesperson Obert Gutu, James Gumbi and former Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jameson Timba.

Gutu yesterday said: “I cannot comment on anything as yet because nominations haven’t been done. The cadres in the various provinces will decide on their respective nominations at the appropriate time.”

Chalton Hwende and David Chimhini are said to be eyeing the post of deputy treasurer-general which fell vacant after Elton Mangoma left for the Renewal Team led by former MDC-T secretary-general Tendai Biti.

Mkoba MP Amos Chibaya is eyeing the post of national organising secretary currently held by Chamisa and will fight it out with Abednico Bhebhe who is the current deputy national organising secretary.

MDC-T returnee Job Sikhala is set to lock horns with Thamsanqa Mahlangu for the post of deputy national organising secretary.
Mwonzora and Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka are set to clash over party spokesperson’s post.

Youth Assembly spokesperson Clifford Hlyatwayo is eyeing the post of the president of the youths where he is likely to clash with Happymore Chidziva and James Chidhakwa, the current youth assembly secretary for defence and security.

Hlyatwayo yesterday confirmed his interest to land the post.
“Yes, I am ready to lead the vision,” he said.

The Women Assembly seat will likely see Lynnette Karenyi facing off against Sibusisiwe Bhuda-Masara and former Labour minister Paurina Mpariwa.

According to insiders, there was fear that a group of Tsvangirai loyalists which comprised of “unelectable” members was pushing to give him executive powers so that he appoints the executive instead of using the ballot system.

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  1. The absence of comments, even from die-hard mdcteaboy shows the everybody is only interested in the going-ons in the people’s party(zpf) and not the puppets, kkkkk

    1. But you have commented yourself, why do you want other people to? Did you comment on someone they wanted to braai like they did to the husband?

  2. Zvino muchanyara MDC T yakarongeka. Violence is the order of the day in Zanu pf. Tsangirai wamunoti teaboy is better than the degreed oldman with assassination, torture and brutality degrees. Vazhinji vaurayiwa nokuda kwaDictator especially vanopikisana naye example Mujuru, Tongogara, Mahachi, General Gunda, Rashiwe Guzha etc.
    For us to be suffering its because of the arrogant dictator. After all Tsangirai was never a teaboy. Hate speech started with your father.

  3. Endorsement is the high form of being undemocratic coz there is no way pipo wil eva unanimously agree, there are always whf dis-agree. So saying Tsvangirai and Moyo thats undemocratic

  4. MDC T is the party of excellence. MDC T believes in peace unlike Zanoids who believe in killing as a solution. It’s better to be under the teaboy than to be under the ruthless and arrogant old man. After all Morgan Tvsangirai was never a teaboy. Your old man was once a garden boy for father ohea at Kutama mission.

  5. MDC is a waste of time. They have no ideas of their own. Its better to have something original than to have a dependency syndrome that had characterized MDC. we NEED FRESH POLITICIANS. TSAVNGSON AND his MDC NO. mUGABE NO

    1. Form ur own party kwete kuti nyangadza apa.mdc ytsvangirai yaita seyi newe.go To hell.chinokutadzisa kuita party yako chii.unoda kutirwa na tsvangirai chete.

  6. Leadership crisis. Tsvangirai is too irrelevant to where we want to go. Ipai Transform Zimbabwe itonge

    1. Leadership crisis ipi.form ur own party isina crisis,musati nyangadze,asi makafa here.munoda kuitirwa zvinhu na tsvangison.ko imi muriikuitei,wake up pliz

  7. the old man has nothing to offer anymore why follow a man without a vision,,or even sight to see how people are suffering under him..that shows he does not care about you except his fellow corrupt least teaboy brought development and hope during his time in that ZANU is going on its own darkness and gloom overshadow the country,,open your eyes this old man has nothing to offer even the chinese told to GO

  8. My Uncle Nathan got an almost new gold Suzuki Kizashi just by some part-time working online… read the full info here,.,,,,, paygazette.cᵒm

  9. The circus comes to town, little Nelson for SG! We are back at UZ guys and its the SRC! Where is sekuru Dougie in this pic? The outcome can be anyone’s guess but we will sure need a lot of soldiers to go and keep the peace.

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