via Chamisa a brand we can’t lose: Mwonzora 07/11/2014
THE MDC-T will not dump Kuwadzana East MP Nelson Chamisa from the party because “he is a brand that we cannot afford to lose”, a senior party official has said.
Chamisa was trounced by Douglas Mwonzora in the battle to land the post of secretary general at the party’s congress last weekend.
The 36-year-old lawmaker, who is former party organising secretary, is said to be avoiding the party’s head offices at Harvest House where he was expected to hand over responsibilities to his successor.
Mwonzora told NewZimbabwe.com in an exclusive interview in Harare Friday that Chamisa “is a brand that the party would never want to lose”.
“If the truth is to be told, he is a brand which the MDC could also be identified with. He is a respected politician, mature and an asset to the party,” Mwonzora said.
“He is definitely going to be appointed by the party in the National Executive Council which is the MDC’s highest decision-making organ because of the wisdom he has shown throughout the years.”
The MDC-T’s National Executive Council consists of 54 senior members of the party 36 of whom are appointed by the party president.