Chamisa heads for the UK; set to address ‘mega rally’ and feature at Oxford symposium

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By Staff reporter

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa is off to the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland where he will address party supporters ahead of crunch general elections due in July this year.

This will be Chamisa’s first visit to the UK after he took over leadership of the MDC-T following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai in February.

According to party officials, the MDC-T leader is expected to address a ‘mega rally’ at Pavenham Gold Club in Bedfordshire on the 6thMay.

The following day he will address “international academics and politicians” at a symposium at Oxford University.

In a statement MDC-T’s UK and Ireland province said all Zimbabweans living in the two countries are invited to attend the rally and show their support to the MDC Alliance candidate.

“MDC-T UK and Ireland province would like to reiterate that we are solidly behind advocate Chamisa’s leadership of our party.

“We are very much aware of our mandate as an external province to mobilise financial, material and moral support for the party to ensure that we play our part to ensure that president Chamisa moves into Zimbabwe State House soon after 2018 presidential elections.”

Chamisa’s takeover from Tsvangirai is being challenged by Thokozani Khupe.

Her faction of the party has since held a congress which elected the former deputy prime minister as new party leader.

Chamisa’s group this week failed with a High Court bid to stop Khupe using the party name and symbols.