Ailing Tsvangirai appoints deputy Chamisa as acting MDC-T president

JOHANNESBURG- MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has appointed Vice President Hon. Nelson Chamisa as the acting president of the party.

In a Facebook post, spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said, “President Morgan Tsvangirai has with effect from today, 7 February 2018, affirmed Vice President Hon. Nelson Chamisa as the acting president of the party by operation of the constitution until the President’s return.”

The announcement comes as Tsvangirai is receiving treatment for colon cancer in South Africa. Tamborinyoka explained, “”light of the president’s absence and that of the two other vice Presidents who are both in South Africa. VP Chamisa also continues in his assigned duties as the acting chairperson of the MDC Alliance”.

Tsvangirai has refuted that his illness is critical but instead is recovering.

Zimbabweans are heading to the polls in a few months to vote for a new president.

Photo Credit- BBC

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