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MDC-T 5th Ordinary congress set for December

Bruce Chahwanda, Political Editor

THE opposition MDC-T is set to host its 5th ordinary congress on the 18th of December to elect leadership for the next five years, with the president and first vice president posts not contested.

As Zimbabwe heads for harmonised elections next year, political parties continue to strengthen their structures and MDC-T is set to host its fifth ordinary congress on December 18.

MDC-T President Mr Douglas Mwonzora said the presidential post is uncontested as well as that of the First Vice President.

“The national council nominates candidates for the standing committee and for you to be duly nominated you must score more than one-third of the vote of the national council.

Regarding the office of the president, I was nominated unopposed what that means is there will not be printing of ballots for the congress on the 18th of December.

“I was elected unopposed for the next five years, Senator Chief Ndlovu was nominated unopposed for the office of the first vice president. The office of second vice president and national Chairperson received more than one nomination which means we are going to sit again as a national council,” he said.

Mr Mwonzora is happy with his party’s democratic processes.

“We are very happy that our process went very well, we are a democratic party, and it was free and fair. I feel humbled to be chosen to lead the party again,” he added.

The MDC-T hopes to emerge stronger from the process ahead of the 2023 harmonised elections.

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