Chamisa in crucial meeting 

Chamisa in crucial meeting 

Source: Chamisa in crucial meeting – DailyNews Live

Blessings Mashaya      28 August 2018

HARARE – The national council of the MDC party led by Nelson Chamisa is
meeting in Harare tomorrow to map the way forward, amid indications that
it may roll out crippling demonstrations against President Emmerson
Mnangagwa’s government.

Party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora confirmed to the Daily News that
the MDC’s highest decision-making organ outside congress will convene its
first meeting tomorrow after its presidential hopeful lost his case in the
Constitutional Court (Con-Court) on Friday.

He said: “Yes we are meeting but get full details from the president’s

Last week, Chamisa told mourners at the funeral of former minister of
Housing and Social Amenities Fidelis Mhashu that the national council
would meet soon.

The 40-year-old opposition leader had hoped to overturn Mnangagwa’s
victory in the Con-Court, but his case was dismissed with costs last

He told journalists in his first media briefing after the Con-Court
judgment that he respectfully rejected the ruling, before his party
escalated its case to the African Commission for Human and People’s

Chamisa said it was not the duty of the court to confer legitimacy.

“I respect the Constitutional Court but I have problems with their
findings. Chief Justice (Luke) Malaba made it clear that it is not the
duty of the court to confer legitimacy on any particular candidate.

“He said the legal door was not the only door to happiness and democracy.

“There are many other doors, and the political doors are going to be
opened very soon using our Constitution,” he said.

On Sunday, Chamisa snubbed Mnangagwa’s inauguration, dealing a major blow
to the Zanu PF leader’s call for peace and unity.

A number of opposition party leaders from other fringe political parties
attended Mnangagwa’s inauguration, among them Thokozani Khupe of the

Chamisa’s absence was a huge setback for Mnangagwa in the sense that he
leads the largest opposition party in the country.

Countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States have called on
the protagonists in the Zimbabwe crisis to dialogue and break the
political impasse.

Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda told the Daily News yesterday
that apart from the meeting of the MDC’s national council, his boss was
also consulting with the people of Zimbabwe on the way forward.

“The president is always meeting the people. He is meeting the people
every day. He is engaging the people on how they can defend their votes,”
Sibanda said.

The national council is the MDC’s highest decision-making body in between
congresses, comprising 198 members drawn from the national standing
committee, national executive and members of the National Assembly, among
several others from the provincial structures of the party.


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    With respect Mr Chamisa, I hardly think that demonstrations are actually going to achieve anything, except to allow the army out with their weapons which did not end well the last time, as I remember very well.

    The problem with the demonstrations is that it panics the government in charge and they react with a kneejerk and they seem to think that guns are permissable.

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    Muponi 3 years ago

    Chamisa needs to just be truthful and honest so that he keeps his support base as opposed to saying I can do anything for the sake of power! Apa arikurasika apa!

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      Mafira kureva 3 years ago

      Its very unfortunate that the likes of this young man has no people at heart!! Look at the suffering of the masses due to sunctions in our country because of such a person like him!!!
      If he cared for the masses he would not have gone to America to stop them from lifting the sanctions!! Its cruelity at its best and it shows what kind of leadership he is going to make if he ever get elected! VERY SELFISH!!!

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        melody melody 3 years ago

        you are the selfish one here….tibvireipo kana musina zvekutaura

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    Harry 3 years ago

    I just can’t see a President from an opposition party being very effective in a government that has more than 66% of the Members of Parliament against him.