Chamisa Hints On New Party Name
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has hinted that the opposition party will adopt a new name and new colours.
Since its formation in 1999, the MDC has used red as its main colour, as well as white and black.
In a tweet on Thursday, while holding yellow, orange and blue umbrellas, Chamisa said:
Colour is language, colour lights up the environment and illuminates the atmosphere.
The future is exciting. We must be different but which colour is the future? Green, Red, Blue,Orange, White or Yellow?
The MDC Alliance is racing to put its house in order with by-elections looming.
The MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora said it will use the MDC Alliance as its name in elections, leaving Chamisa’s party without a name.
On Tuesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would proclaim a date for the delayed by-elections in early January next year.
Chamisa’s party has lost the party name, headquarters and provincial offices including state funding under the Political Parties (Finance) Act to the MDC-T.
Speaking to NewsDay yesterday, MDC-T spokesperson Witness Dube said they will not allow Chamisa to use the MDC Alliance brand. Said, Dube:
We are the Alliance principals and we are unambiguous. We are a constitutional democracy and they may not have all their prayers answered through unconstitutional means.
They said they (MDC Alliance) will have Harvest House (party headquarters) we had it.
They said they will have the funds under the Political Parties (Finance) Act, we got that.
They said they will have to recall our MPs, we recalled errant members of our party and we are not moved by any words now. The time of reckoning is now.