The Movement for Democratic Change National Council today announced that the party’s vice president, Nelson Chamisa, was taking the role of acting president for 12 months following party leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s death.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa today said the best way to honour Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died in Johannesburg yesterday, is to hold free, fair, and credible elections because that was what he fought for.
A powerful orator from humble beginnings, Morgan Tsvangirai was arguably Zimbabwe’s most popular politician and came within a whisker of unseating Robert Mugabe only to be outmanoeuvred and ultimately outlived by his long-time nemesis.
Disputed acting president of the Movement for Democratic Change Nelson Chamisa “and the entire MDC leadership” have called a press conference at the party headquarters in Harare this morning following the death of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa did the unthinkable when he visited Morgan Tsvangirai at his Harare home before he left for South Africa never to return.
Jonathan Moyo, one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s strongest critics, says for Zimbabwe to truly have a meaningful transition, a new dispensation and a new era, all those who have been in cabinet, or in the hierarchy of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, the security services or the public service since 1980 must go now.