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Chamisa to name new VP

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa is expected to disclose his new alliance vice president in the election race.

Shortlisted are, MDC acting spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo, the Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Felix Sibanda and academic Bekithemba Mpofu.

The soon to be appointed will be replacing Khupe, who was axed along with organizing secretary Abednico Bhebhe and spokesperson Obert Gutu.

National chairperson Lovemore Moyo alo dumped the party last week, accusing the leadership of losing direction and deviating from the founding principles of the party.

It is reported that Chamisa promised big wigs to soon make key appointments:

“The president told us that he will soon announce his VP and he promised that he will do this in the coming few days’, the source said.

In a statement after the Wednesday meeting, Luke Tamborinyoka said the national executive deliberated on a number of issues including Aliance partners fielding candidates in all the 210 constituencies and 1 958 wards.

“The executive organ also adopted the campaign programme and restated that the party remains warm to the idea of convergence or a broad church of like-minded democratic institutions so as to liquidate tyranny, oppression and government ineptitude,” he said.

Chamisa said the High Court ruling by Justice Bere in favor of Khupe will not affect the party’s momentum, he believes the court failed to make a substantial judgement and it was politically motivated.

‘The national executive took note of the decision of the High Court. It noted with concern the creeping of politics into law and remained concerned that a whole respectable court can choose to relate itself to the issue of the so-called factions which was not even before it”.

“What was before the courts, the executive noted, was the issue of expelled party members who were abusing the party’s name, trademark, logo and symbols,” Tamborinyoka said.

“The executive noted that the court ruling was not going to affect the party’s momentum on the ground. The party is putting in place robust mechanisms to ensure that its revolutionary thrust will not be undermined or sidetracked by needless and unnecessary sideshows.”

“In short, the party will not lose focus. The executive noted that the issue was now a matter of the MDC-T and the people versus Khupe and Zanu PF.  History has shown that the side of the people will always win.”

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