WASHINGTON DC —
Provincial congresses of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai are continuing ahead of the party’s national congress expected at the end of October.
Mashonaland central on Monday held its congress and chose candidates to fill posts at the national congress.
Party organising secretary Nelson Chamisa confirmed to Studio 7 that the province nominated candidates for top posts in the party but said results will be released later tonight.
Masvingo province on Sunday retained party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, his deputy Thokozani Khupe, national chairman Lovemore Moyo and his deputy Morgen Komichi unopposed in its nominations.
The province also nominated Chamisa for the post of secretary general with Ttapiwa Mashakada as his deputy; Douglas Mwonzora to his current post of party spokesman with Thabitha Khumalo as his deputy and Theresa Makone was nominated for the post of treasurer-general.
Chamisa has already been nominated by Harare and Chitungwiza provinces for the powerful post of secretary general left vacant by the departure of Tendai Biti.
Though others are complaining the process is being manipulated, political analyst Pedzisai Ruhanya of the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute said so far the elections are proceeding smoothly.