The Movement for Democratic Change led by professor Welshman Ncube says the party has been re-energized following the reshuffle of its top leadership posts Sunday, where positions left vacant by members who resigned or defected to other political parties were filled.
Defectors include Siyabonga Malandu-Ncube, who was the party’s Water and Energy Secretary, and Edward Mkhosi, who held the Land and Agriculture post. Ngqabutho Dube, who contested the Umzingwane parliamentary seat in Matabeleland South during the last elections, replaced Malandu Ncube. Angula Gwabada now holds Mkhosi’s post.
The party’s deputy spokesman, Kurauone Chihwayi replaced Sondon Mugaradziko the former director of International Relations and External Structures who resigned. Chihwayi’s post went to party member Sibongile Mgijima.
The party’s former education secretary Sam Mlilo replaced Qhubani Moyo, director of Policy and Research and Cordination, who also resigned last year. Mlilo’s post went to Mary Manyenje, and he is deputized by Henry Chimbiri. Manyenje, was Deputy Secretary for Recruitment, a position which is now filled by Shorai Marongedze.
Former Gwanda mayor, Lionel De Necker is now Secretary for Local government
“Dennis Mwiro is the new Secretary for Science, Technology and ICT while Peggy Khumalo replaces Sibongile Mgijima as Secretary for Natural Resources and Tourism. Khumalo is deputized by Hlengiwe Sibanda,” says party spokesman Nhlanhla Dube.
Dube tells V-O-A’s Sithandekile Mhlanga his party is more prepared than ever to challenge ZANU PF, whose election victory has led to further deterioration of the economy.