By Daniel Chigundu
Transform Zimbabwe says it is going to hold its congress at the end of this month, where about 2500 party supporters drawn its 13 provinces including South Africa are expected to attend.
The Congress which is elective will be seeking among other things to give its party leadership a new mandate as the country moves towards the much-talked-about general elections.
Currently, Transform Zimbabwe is being led by Jacob Ngarivhume and is part of the MDC Alliance which was launched in August last year.
In an interview, presidential spokesperson Justin Makota said all posts are up for grabs as is dictated by the party’s constitution.
“Transform Zimbabwe is holding its congress from the 23rd to the 24th of March this year, in line with the constitution, as we are a party that abides by its constitution.
“This congress is elective and we are expecting the party to elect its leadership for the next five years,” he said.
According to Makota, “as of now, no one has expressed interests to challenge current president (Jacob Ngarivhume), not knowing if they will disclose as we move on,” he said.
Asked if the Congress will not affect the MDC Alliance business where all the seven principals have been going around holding rallies to drum up support, Makota said what they are doing is in line with the alliance agreement.
“The Alliance agreement clearly states that every party will return its autonomy. That’s why we are setting structures and going on with our congress in line with our constitution. We are in the Alliance to add value.
“As for now the president (Ngarivhume) is doing pre-congress provincial tours,” said Makota.
Meanwhile, Makota has revealed that Peoples Democratic Party president Tendai Biti, MDC leader Welshman Ncube, Multiracial Christian Democratic Party leader Guchutu, and Agrippa Mutambara of ZimFirst are currently the only MDC Alliance partners that have confirmed their attendance to the Congress.
By Daniel Chigundu