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Just like uncle Bob, Tsvangirai is to be elected unopposed

by Byo24NEWS
21 Jan 2011 at 01:37hrs | Views
Birds of a further flock together. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to manipulate his party's elective congress scheduled for May to retain the Presidency uncontested. The same system that Mugabe used last year.

Party insiders told reporters that  Tsvangirai and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe are expected to stand unchallenged.

But national party Chairman Lovemore Moyo is expected to fend off a challenge from former Women's Assembly chair Lucia Matibenga. The third ranking member of the party, Secretary General Tendai Biti, is likely to stand unchallenged. Mduduzi Dube an MDC fanatic from Bulawayo queried why Lovemore Moyo's position was under threat whilst that of Tsvangirai and others from Mashonaland were guaranteed. "I now suspect that MDC-T want to get rid of all influential people from Matabeleland and keep yes women like you know who" said Dube.

There are reports linking party spokesman Nelson Chamisa with the post of Organising Secretary, though the Kuwadzana MP flatly denied he was interested in the post.

Treasurer general Roy Bennett is considered safe to hold on to his post, together with his deputy Elton Mangoma.

If Chamisa decides to move up the ladder, his post is likely to be contested by two rising party stars, Obert Gutu and Tongai Matutu, both Deputy Ministers in the unity government.

Chamisa on Wednesday defended the current leadership, when he said at no point in time is the party intending to change the winning team, which spearheaded ZANU PF's electoral defeat two years ago.

"When you have a winning team in any struggle you don't seek to weaken it by trying to make unnecessary changes. All we need to do is strengthen it making sure that we buttress its pillars," the party spokesman said.

Pressed to confirm whether he had set his sights on any other position in the party's decision making organ, the standing committee, Chamisa answered with a big 'no'.

"It has really been speculation but I think I've saved the party loyally in terms of the position I occupy. I've no intention of taking any other position, but of course people may decide otherwise," Chamisa said.

Source - Byo24NEWS