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National People's Party
Abbreviation NPP
Leader Dr. Joice Mujuru
Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire
Founder Joice Mujuru
Ideology Democrats
National affiliation Zimbabwe

The National People's Party is Zimbabwean political party that was formed in March 2017. The party is led by Joice Mujuru. The party was formed after Joice Mujuru and other members of the Zimbabwe People First party turned on each other. [1]


Background

on the 3rd of March 2017, former Vice President Joice Mujuru held a press conference to announce that she has changed the name of her political party to National People’s Party, after falling out with senior members of the Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party. [2] Mujuru had previously fired 7 senior party members for plotting against her. However, the seven, who term themselves the elders retaliated by firing her. The claimed that they were the ones who had founded the party and could not be fired or expelled. [3] Name Controversy

A few days after forming the National People's Party Joice Mujuru was a given a two-week ultimatum to stop using the name or face a lawsuit by Amos Chiseri. Who claimed that he was the founder and president of National People’s Party, which he had formed in 1995. [4]However, Chiseri did not follow up on his threat. Elections

Joice Mujuru is the interim leader of the National People's Party ahead of the the party's inaugural convention which was scheduled for April 2017. Candidates for the election were as follows:[5]

President
Joice Mujuru

First Vice President
John Mvundura (74)
Elliot Kasu (55)

Second Vice-President
Samuel Sipepa Moyo (77)
Cuthbert Ncube (42)
Linda Dube (55)
Bongani Nyathi

National Chairperson
Dzikamai Mavhaire
Bancinyane Wilson
Maduma Bekezela

Secretary-General
Nelson Mashizha
Hamadziripi Dube
Gift Nyandoro
David Butau
Petronella Musarurwa

Treasurer-general
Wilbert Mubaiwa
Nkuta Bukhosi
Ndou Moffat




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References

  1. LATEST: Mujuru launches new party, Daily News, Retrieved:1 April 2017, Published:4 March 2017
  2. LATEST: Mujuru launches new party, Daily News, Retrieved:1 April 2017, Published:4 March 2017
  3. [http://www.herald.co.zw/latest-mujuru-changes-party-name-to-national-peoples-party/ Mujuru changes party name to National People’s Party], The Herald, Retrieved:1 April 2017, Published:3 March 2017
  4. Mujuru in “trouble” over the new name National People’s Party, given 14 days to change, New Zimbabwe, Retrieved:1 April 2017, Published:5 March 2017
  5. NPP’s Mujuru unopposed, NewsDay, Retrieved:1 April 2017, Published:20 March 2017