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Published On: Sun, Dec 14th, 2014

Zimbabwe’s MDC unveils new executive

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Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Saturday announced members of its national executive and the leaders of the various committees.Party spokesperson Obert Gutu told journalists in Harare that the MDC’s national council met in Harare to discuss all outstanding business of the party’s 4th Congress held in the capital in October.

He said MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai announced the names of 15 people he is mandated to nominate into the national executive.

Ten of the party’s 12 provinces nominated three people each into the national executive, bringing to 45 the number of people in the executive.

Gutu also announced that Tsvangirai had appointed 21 portfolio secretaries in line with the party’s Constitution:

These include former Home Affairs Minister Giles Mutsekwa who will be the MDC’s secretary for national security and ex-Harare mayor Elias Mudzuri who was appointed secretary for international cooperation.

“The party’s organs are now fully constituted and the party is ready to execute its historical mandate to bring change and democracy in the country,” Gutu said.

The appointment of the new executive comes less than a year after the MDC was rocked by a split triggered by a rebellion by several senior officials, including former secretary general Tendai Biti.

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