MDC-T’s Chamisa to be moved
Speculation is swirling in MDC-T structures that Nelson Chamisa, Information and Communications Technology minister, is likely to be moved from his ministry to concentrate on his new role as the national organising secretary amid mounting reports cracks in the party were widening.
Chamisa landed the powerful post at the party’s national congress in April at a congregation whose guest of honour was Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.
The charismatic, youthful leader, if the speculation holds any water, would be redeployed to Harvest House, the party’s headquarters, on a full-time basis.
Impeccable sources within the MDC-T told NewsDay Chamisa was faced with the Herculean task of re-energising and bolstering party structures across the country and abroad following a major fallout soon after the divisive congress where only Tsvangirai’s post went uncontested.
“We have heard Chamisa is likely to be moved to serve the party full-time because the general feeling is that he is respected in the party and would be able to bring the structures together,” a source said.
“We have confidence in him and believe he will live up to the billing. Give it to him, the young man has potential. Besides, who better than him can organise the party structures before these elections that Zanu PF is stampeding us into?”
The source went on: “The party was in disarray after the congress. There was and still is a lot of disgruntlement, that is one of the reasons the president (Tsvangirai) moved to co-opt some of the losing candidates, which again caused mayhem.”
Contacted for comment, Chamisa said the speculation was being stoked by ambitious party members who were waiting in the wings to become ministers.
“Those are rumours being peddled by my detractors, people who can’t wait to be ministers.” Chamisa