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The MDC national council met in Harare to discuss all outstanding business of the party’s 4th Congress held in Harare from the 29th October to November 1, 2014. The council, sitting as Congress in line with the party constitution, endorsed the Congress resolutions and finalized the constitution of party organs.

The President announced the names of 15 people he is mandated to nominate into the national executive.

The 15 are:

1. Mr Gideon Shoko 2. Hon Sibusisiwe Masara

3. Hon Sithembile Mhlotshwa 4. Hon Eddie Cross

5. Hon Sesil Zvidzai 6. Ms Memory Mbondia

7. Hon Murisi Zvizvai 8. Hon Nelson Chamisa

9. Hon Elias Mudzuri 10. Mr Clifford Hlatshwayo

11. Mr Jameson Timba 12. Mr Webba Chinyadza

13. Mr Job Sikhala 14. Ben Chiondengwa

15. Mr Denis Mudzingwa

Ten of the party’s 12 provinces nominated three people each into the national executive and the following people were deployed by the provinces into the executive:

1. Manicaland Province

Mr Giles Mutsekwa, Mr Valentine Tinodyanawo Ziswa, Hon Fanny Chirisa 2. Harare Province

Mr Morgan Femai, Hon Costa Machingauta, Ms Revai Muguti

3. Chitungwiza Province

Senator James Makore, Mr F. G Mhashu 4. Masvingo Province

Mr Takanai Mureyi, Mr Misheck Marava, Mrs Muchirairwa Mugididho

5. Mashonaland East Province

Mr Masimba Ruzvidzo, Mr Tapfumaneyi Muzoda, Mrs Tracey Mutinhiri 6. Mashonaland West

Mr Silas Matamisa, Mr John Houghton, Hon C. Chinanzvavana

7. Midlands South

Hon Amos Chibaya, Hon Emma Muzondiwa, Hon Lilian Timveous 8. Bulawayo Province

Hon Agnes Mloyi, Mr Mpungwana, Hon Spiwe Banda

9. Matebeleland North Province

Mr Aggrippa Sithole, Hon Joel Gabhuza, Ms Sibongile Bhebhe 10. Matebeleland South

Mr Bheki Sibanda, Ms Sipho Dubvane

The following portfolio secretaries were also appointed by the President in line with the party Constitution:

1. Secretary for Economic Affairs – Webba Chinyadza 2. Secretary for National Security – Giles Mutsekwa

3. Secretary for Local Government – Eddie Cross 4. Secretary for Education Sports amp Arts Culture – Fidelis Mhashu

5. Secretary for Labour and Social Security – Gideon Shoko 6. Secretary for Health and Child Welfare – Dr Henry Madzorera

7. Secretary for Agriculture Lands amp Water Development – Valentine Ziswa

8. Secretary for Justice Legal amp Constitutional amp Parliamentary Affairs – Jessie Majome

9. Secretary for ICT Science amp Technology Development – Khaliphani Phugeni 10. Secretary for Elections – Murisi Zvizvai

11. Secretary for Industry Commerce amp Trade – Jameson Timba 12. Secretary for International Cooperation – Elias Mudzuri

13. Secretary for National Healing, Reconciliation amp Integration – Concilia Chinanzvavana 14. Secretary for Transport and Logistics – Beki Sibanda

15. Secretary for Domestic (Home) Affairs – Lillian Acropol 16. Secretary for Party Business Investment amp Projects – Bernard Chiondegwa

17. Secretary for Tourism, National Resource and Environment – Sithembile Mhlotshwa 18. Secretary for Mines amp Mineral Development – Joel Gabhuza

19. Secretary for People with Disabilities amp Special Needs – Denis Mudzingwa 20. Secretary for Presidential Affairs – Sessel Zvidzai

21. Secretary for Policy Coordination – Nelson Chamisa


1. National Security – Hon Gift Chimanikire 2. Economic Affairs – Hon. Tapiwa Mashakada

3. Health – Hon. Dr Ruth Labode 4. Elections – Hon. Murisi Zvizvai

5. Gender – Hon. Spiwe Muchenje – Banda 6. Legal Issues – Hon. Jessie Majome

7. Science and ICT – Hon. Nelson Chamisa 8. Youth – Hon. Costa Machingauta

9. Transport – Hon. Elias Mudzuri 10. Labour and Social Security – Hon. Pauline Mpariwa

The party’s organs are now fully constituted and the party is ready to execute its historical mandate to bring change and democracy in the country. Council noted the crisis facing the people of Zimbabwe and reaffirmed that the crisis stems from the crisis of legitimacy arising from the stolen election of July, 2013. With a fractured party in government whose top priority is an unending circus of succession battles, the plight of the ordinary Zimbabwean will worsen with Zanu PF in the seat of government. There is no respite for ordinary Zimbabweans if the crisis of legitimacy, which is at the centre of the national challenges, is not immediately addressed.

Only a fresh election, council noted, will put in place a legitimate government able to transact the affairs of the State and to bring back lost confidence in the economy. With a successful congress now behind us, the party is now concentrating on uniting the people, stabilizing the party and putting in place strategies to ensure that we win the next election. We are definitely poised to win the next election, whenever they are going to be held.

I thank you

Source : Movement for Democratic Change