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Chamisa meets Bulawayo's divided structures

by Staff reporter
12 Feb 2020 at 06:06hrs | Views
OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa will today meet the party's divided structures in Bulawayo, as part of efforts to mend rifts which have cost them votes in the past elections, Southern Eye has learnt.

MDC Bulawayo spokesperson Swithern Chirowodza told the Southern Eye that the party president would also apprise the structures on his recent international engagements and the way forward.

"It's a meeting of the structures … also he will touch on developments within the party. One of the issues up for discussion is to do with the holding of rallies, a solidarity rally for (Ntabazinduna dethroned Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe) Ndiweni realising that the police seems to have outlawed the party's rallies," Chirowodza said yesterday.

"Also, he is going to be giving feedback to the leaders of the province on his recent international engagements."
The MDC has declared 2020 as a year of action in which it will roll out crippling protests to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address multifaceted political and economic crises in the country which have caused serious hardships among citizens.

During his tour, Chamisa is expected to touch base and articulate to MDC Bulawayo leaders the direction that the party is taking so that they spread the message to citizens.

In May last year before the MDC Supreme leader visited Bulawayo, some members painted graffiti at the party's provincial offices denigrating him for alleged dictatorship and tribalism.

Mr Chamisa was dragged into the tribal storm when the party held a provincial congress in Bulawayo the previous month where he was accused of manipulating processes so that his desired candidates chosen on the basis of ethnicity win the positions they were contesting.

Chamisa was in South Africa recently seeking diplomatic support towards solving the country's deepening socio-economic, political crises.

In December, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed concern over the country's crisis, pledging his governments' support to a churches' initiative towards finding a lasting solution.

Ramaphosa was meeting the World Council of Churches general-secretary Olav Fykse Tveit, Zimbabwe Council of Churches general-secretary Kenneth Mtata, among other delegates where the Zimbabwe question was also discussed.

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Source - Newsday