MDC Harare Youth Assembly Closes Door On Mwonzora
With the opposition MDC elective congress a few months away, the party Harare Provincial Youth Assembly have closed doors on would be challengers of current President Nelson Chamisa describing them as enemies of progress.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters in the capital today, the deputy chairperson for Harare Province youth assembly Stanley Manyenga appeared to throw a dig at the party Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora who is battling against allegations of working with the ruling Zanu PF.
“The Assembly resolved that the solution lies in President Adv Nelson Chamisa’s leadership therefore endorsed him to continue holding the office of MDC President, among other reasons.
“A reckless and Zanu PF supported Presidential candidate choice would weaken the Party ahead of future elections,” he said.
Manyenga described Chamisa as a unifier whose disputed 2.6 million votes from the July 2018 elections cannot be overturn by only a fraction of MDC eligible congress delegates.
“About 5000 MDC Alliance delegates cannot overturn or ignore the voices of 2.6 million Zimbabweans who voted President Chamisa from over 10 000 polling station countrywide.
“He is a unifier who has managed to keep MDC Alliance together since the death of President Morgan Tsvangirai a big institution with a diverse group of big personalities,” Manyenga said.
Meanwhile, in an interview with an online media channel, Mwonzora said he will contest Chamisa at the congress if he receives a unanimous nomination across the country.
“If I receive 10 out 10 nominations I will contest. I will have to assess looking at other factors. How fairly has been nomination process? What seems to be the sentiment of the majority of the MDC people?” said Mwonzora.
He however lamented the mudslinging he alleged is fired by some leaders in the party whom he said he will confront them on Wednesday during the Standing Committee meeting.
Mwonzora has been under fire since February last year when he vehemently opposed Chamisa’s rise to power following the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Some leaders including the then party spokesperson Obert Gutu, Lovemore Moyo the chairman have since left the party murmuring at the manner in which Chamisa took power.