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MDC-T VP Promises to Energize Party Base Ahead of Next Polls

  • Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye

Nelson Chamisa MDC-T Vice President

Nelson Chamisa MDC-T Vice President

Nelson Chamisa, one of the newly-appointed deputy vice presidents of the MDC-T, says he is elated to be given the honour to re-energise his party ahead of the 2018 general elections.

Chamisa says despite the controversy that surrounded his appointment and that of Elias Mudzuri, who joined Thokozani Khupe to deputize Morgan Tsvangirai, everything was done above board.

The MDC-T had to make the necessary constitutional provisions after his appointment to make him a substantive Vice President of the party.

Chamisa becomes one of the youngest people to take up such a high-powered post in the country after also becoming the youngest Member of Parliament at 25 years old when he won the Kuwadza East seat.

He also became the youngest cabinet minister in the Government of National Unity in 2009 when he was appointed technology minister.

Chamisa says his controversial appointment did not faze him and he is ready to take up his new role with the other deputies.

"I am ready to take up my new position and ensure that I galvanize more people especially those in the rural areas to register to vote so that come 2018 elections the vote will not be stolen again,” said Chamisa.