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CIVIC society group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has been embroiled in a fresh leadership crisis, which has seen some of its affiliate members storming the organisation’s offices demanding the resignation of director MacDonald Lewanika.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

The CiZC members accused Lewanika and the organisation’s board of operating illegally and practising poor corporate governance.
The organisation hit back at the demonstrators accusing them of pursuing petty political agendas, but confirmed that Lewanika was stepping down in August.

“These are faceless people who should have known how to present their issue. This is the behaviour of Zanu PF,” CiZC spokesperson Mfundo Mlilo said.

“The issue that Lewanika should go is now a dead story because he tendered his resignation in May and he is going in August. He is just serving a notice. He was offered a PhD at Oxford University.”

However, some of the people behind the demonstration said since the departure of former board chairman Dewa Mavhinga last year, the board had not been properly constituted to run the affairs of the organisation.