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MDC Congress Running Behind Schedule

5 years agoSat, 25 May 2019 10:09:46 GMT
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MDC Congress Running Behind Schedule

The MDC Congress failed to kick off on time in Gweru on Friday, with party officials blaming the high transport costs and fuel shortages for the slow start.

Proceedings had been pencilled to start at midday at Ascot Stadium in Ascot with the youth and women’s assembly congress, followed by elections of the two organs.

However, delegates were still arriving late in the evening.

According to Lovemore Chinoputsa, a youth league official who is also set to challenge for the position of youth assembly chairperson, the organ will skip the mini congress and go straight into voting. Said Chinoputsa:

The youths were supposed to have come in on Thursday and started their congress early. However, because of fuel shortages, a spike in transport and accommodation costs, we could not travel in advance, as you see delegates are still arriving, but we are ready and soon, it will be all systems go.

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The national executive meeting, which was scheduled to run concurrently with the youth and women assembly congresses, had not yet started late in the evening.

Some of the party bigwigs who will be vying for positions in the Standing Committee include Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube, Elias Mudzuri and Morgan Komichi who are gunning for the vice presidency.

The women vying for the VP post are Lilian Timveos, Lynette Karenyi-Kore, and former Zanu PF MP Tracy Mutinhiri.

More: Newsday

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