Chamisa’s challengers must relax: Chibaya

BY Brenna Matendere

MDC Alliance national organising secretary Amos Chibaya has revealed that the party does not expect party leader Nelson Chamisa to be challenged at the coming elective congress, because the grassroots supporters were strongly behind the youthful leader.

Chibaya said this while addressing a feedback meeting in his Mkoba constituency in Gweru on Saturday.

He warned party members wishing to challenge Chamisa, saying they risked plunging themselves into the political dustbin.

The Mkoba MP also lashed out at a pressure group dubbed In Defense of Morgan Tsvangirai Legacy (DTML), which sensationally claimed that Chamisa’s term as interim president had expired and that a new leader must be appointed.

“We saw on ZBC-TV someone saying MDC must now immediately go for congress and sensationally claiming that Chamisa’s term has expired,” Chibaya said.

“That is cheap propaganda and dirty political grandstanding. I am the owner of all party structures as the organiser. The party president’s term is still on.

“Chamisa was born in 1978. That is the same year that Morgan Tsvangirai’s first born, Edwin, was born. So, in short, Chamisa is Tsvangirai’s first born left to lead the family of the MDC.

“In short, once you begin to think that Chamisa must be removed from the helm at the congress, you should realise that your ancestors have forsaken you and you have lost your senses.

“Chamisa is the man of the moment from the grassroots going up and anyone wishing to challenge him will just be throwing themselves in the political dustbin.”

Chamisa is facing a possible challenge to the throne from his deputy, Elias Mudzuri and party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora.

The MDC goes for its first elective congress in October after the death of founding icon Tsvangirai, who succumbed to cancer of the colon on February 14 last year.

“Our congresses will start at district levels then we go to provinces before the national one. I will be leading all those exercises. But like I said, no one must be deceived into supporting anyone wishing to challenge Chamisa,” Chibaya said.

“He is yet to finish the mandate he was given by our late father Tsvangirai that is to take Zimbabwe to the glory days. He must not be disturbed in that regard and we will not entertain any side-shows sponsored by our opponents.”

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6 Comments

  1. Here goes the champion of democracy and freedom of choice!

  2. The beautiful ones are not yet born

    So then what is the purpose of holding an elective congress in the first place if others cannot be challenged. Here you have a the person responsible for the election being clearly biased. This is the death of democracy honestly.

    This is totally unacceptable.

  3. shunguhadziurayi mangarayi

    So if someone our revolutionary party says President ED must not be challenged because he holds the mandate of the people you start saying he is a dictator, and that there is no democracy in ZANU, PF but there you are threatening would be contenders to the mdca party with expulsion from a party that claims to be the front for democracy. What kind of democracy is that? SHAME ON PUPPETS.Even this mdca mouthpiece paper is writing as though this is normal because it is your party. If it was ZANU PF this could have been the headline saying ED holds on to power or ED dictatorship exposed. MUNONYADZISA

  4. mukovhe watshilidzi

    chibaya isumbi remunhu chairo. it is goons like him who make people vote ed because they do not see the difference between zanu and mdc saka voti better the devil that you know.

  5. mukovhe watshilidzi

    problem is the likes chibaya, bvondo and empty komichi do not even know what democracy means so we are doomed with theses monkeys in power.

  6. mukovhe watshilidzi

    till when nhai mukoma amos? kusvika madhongi amera nyanga here zvakarehwa navamzee?

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