The MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa has appointed Professor Welshman Ncube as one of his co-vice Presidents together with Morgan Komichi and Elias Mudzuri in a move aimed at strengthening the opposition movement ahead of the make or break congress slated for next year.
The youthful politician has also promoted party spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo to the position of National Chairperson deputized by former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti while Ward 17 Councillor Jacob Mafume landed the Spokesperson post.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters today, Presidential Spokesperson, Nkululeko Sibanda said the party’s highest decision making body had armed Chamisa with power to restore the originality of the party by opening doors to all the former members.
“The president is working hard to retain the party to its original strength by integrating members of the MDC Alliance into the MDC. The president is doing all this on the basis of the constitution and after meeting with the national executive yesterday. He is guided in doing this by the directions that were made by the national council earlier this year.
“The national council recently instructed the president to give effect to the integration and consolidation resolution. These resolutions were followed by line member’s resolution
Chamisa also made a number of changes redeploying some senior members in various positions in both council and parliamentary affairs while Jacob Mafume another prodigal member has been redeployed as the party spokesperson.
Dr Sibanda further said the MDC Alliance and MDC T names were employed as the electoral vehicle and therefore the party now returns to its original name with a vision to galvanize the party.
The MDC heads for congress next year for the first time without its founding President the late Morgan Tsvangirai who succumbed to the cancer of the colon in February this year.