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Zimbabwe: Who’s who in Nelson Chamisa’s inner circle 

By Farai Shawn Matiashe

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Posted on April 25, 2022 13:15

Unlike Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa who surrounds himself with his clansmen from his older generation, particularly liberation war veterans, Nelson Chamisa is seen as someone close to the youth in the country. Find out more in this who’s who of Chamisa’s network.

After ascending to power in early 2018, following the death of leader Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance (MDC-A), Chamisa lost the disputed 2018 general elections by a margin.

The youthful and charismatic leader was later forced to abandon the MDC Alliance brand and form a new party, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC),  because of the rival MDC-Tsvangirai led by Douglas Mwonzora which was sponsored by Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF party to destabilise the main opposition party.

Chamisa’s new party shocked Zanu PF after winning the majority of the seats in the recent local elections and he is set to challenge Mnangagwa in the 2023 general polls which are close by.

This is a constitutional law expert who became popular in 2018 after representing Chamisa’s challenge to the 2018 election results at the Constitutional Court in Harare.

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