CCC leader Nelson Chamisa is reportedly set to impose former student activist, Takudzwa Ngadziore, as the party’s youth assembly chairperson, albeit, on an interim basis.
Ngadziore will replace Obey Sithole, who left for Europe to further his studies. Norway-based Pashor Sibanda will be appointed the secretary general, while Womberaiishe Nhende will be promoted from deputy spokesperson to national organising secretary.
Ngadziore, Sibanda and Nhende will complement those voted into office at the then MDC Alliance’s 2018 Congress in Gweru in leading a youth structure that has the likes of Cecilia Chimbiri and Makomborero Haruzivishe.
Sibanda will replace Gift Siziba, who is now the party’s deputy national spokesperson, deputising Fadzayi Mahere. Ngadziore is considered too junior to lead the veteran youth activists who have been in the “struggle” for a long time. Said the source:
We honestly cannot be led by Ngadziore, he is not just too junior, but could just be the least effective Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) president since the inception of the association. It is our hope that Chamisa will give reasons for these appointments. If he is coming in to replace Sithole, who has been away for some time, then should Chimbiri not be considered rather than picking someone from we do not know where?
We honestly cannot have Ngadziore giving orders to Stephen “Sarkozy” Chuma, Chimbiri, or even Nhende. Another insider said it will be impossible for Ngadziore to exercise authority over the veterans. He said:
None of those in the current youth executive will respect him (Ngadziore), Chamisa should know this. It is actually funny he is expected to edit Chuma’s statement, be introduced at rallies by Nhende and be called commander by Chimbiri. We want to see how and who he will lead.