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“The time for talking is over. It is time to walk the talk,” said Nelson Chamisa, secretary for information, in an exclusive interview with The Zimbabwean this week.
Ten thousand delegates are expected to attend the congress under the banner of “Rallying the people for a new
“We want to get a mandate from the people on the way forward, particularly in terms of participation in elections in view of the skewed nature of the electoral process under the control of the Zanu (PF) government,” said Chamisa. “The rigging continues and we believe it is futile to follow that route.”
He said the party had invited all the rebels, who held their own congress in
Other democratic forces in
A number of constitutional amendments will be tabled for discussion at the congress and are expected to generate active input from the provinces.
All party posts will be up for grabs and prospective candidates have already begun campaigning for these.
Chamisa emphasised that the MDC was a broad-based party, which sought its mandate from its supporters at every level. “Morgan Tsvangirai is not the MDC. The people are the party,” he said. “Congress is expected to demonstrate this very clearly.”
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