MDC 99 and NCA merge

The MDC 99 Wednesday merged with the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) to form a single party that will operate in the interim under the NCA banner.

Job Sikhala
Job Sikhala

A Daily News report Thursday said MDC 99 leader Job Sikhala announced the disbanding of his party and the formation of what he called ‘one large party’. According to the report Sikhala told a press briefing on Wednesday that the new party will hold its first congress in March 2014 ‘where other issues will discussed’.

Sikhala said that until then leaders of both parties will ‘collaborate’.

The former St Mary’s Member of Parliament is reported to have stayed clear of revealing the leadership structure, choosing to say ‘every individual will be in the national taskforce with equal power’. According to Sikhala the new party will ‘contest for power against the current political set up’.

MDC 99 was formed in 2010 after Sikhala broke away from the Welshman Ncube led MDC faction. Led by Professor Lovemore Madhuku, the NCA transformed from a constitutional lobby group into a political party after the July 31st elections which ZANU PF ‘won’ overwhelmingly. – SW Radio Africa News

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