Biti, Welsh give up on Chamisa, ‘accept’ his resignation

By Staff Reporter

The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leadership currently under the stewardship of Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube says it has “accepted” Nelson Chamisa’s resignation as party leader after efforts have been made to persuade the politician to return to the fold.

Following Chamisa’s unceremonious exit from the party last week citing infiltration, there were behind the scenes attempts to engage the popular politician for a possible change of heart.

Little is known about the engagement efforts.

But a statement issued this Tuesday by the party following a standing committee meeting showed signs the party has resolved to move on without Chamisa.

The party also resolved to “protect” sitting MPs who have elected to stay put in the wake of the confusion.



30 January 2024

The Citizens Coalition for Change National Standing Committee held and extraordinary meeting on Monday 29 January 2024 to finalise outstanding matters of the urgent meetings of the 24th and 28th January 2024.

The meeting was chaired by Vice President Professor Welshman Ncube.

The meeting received submissions from various members of the National Standing Committee on matters arising from the previous meetings, and events thereafter.

Having received, considered and debated the submissions, the National Standing Committee resolved that;

a. The resignation of Advocate Nelson Chamisa as President of the party is, with regret, accepted.

b. The resignations of Mr Amos Chibaya, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere and Mr Gift Siziba, who were all members of the National Standing Committee, as well as Ms Monica Mkwada and Ms Stabile Mlilo are accepted.

c. The National Standing Committee should lead the process of restoring democracy and democratic processes and practices in the party.

d. The party in government should, with deliberate intent, be protected. Party representatives in Parliaments and Local Governments should be protected, given political direction and urged to continue discharging their responsibilities in Parliament, as well as Local Governments.

In particular, in view of the cholera problem ravaging the country, all deployees in local authorities under the control of our party urged to apply themselves fully and redouble efforts to contain the cholera pandemic.

Members of Parliament and Provincial Councils are urged to remain in their stations of deployment and collaborate with councils in fighting cholera

e. It is important that the party continues to reaffirm resolutions already adopted in general, and specifically that the party should return to legitimacy. This means all legitimate party structures as at the Gweru Congress of May 2019, and which were in place up to and including the 24th January 2022 when the National Standing Committee announced the rebranding of the party to CCC, that is, from branch to National Council are recognised. These structures should carry out their respective responsibilities.

f. The Standing Committee shall again convene a meeting on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

g. The Communication Department is directed to convene a Press Conference for Wednesday 31 January 2024 at which the National Standing Committee shall jointly announce the outcomes of the urgent and extraordinary National Standing Committee meetings of the 24th, 28th and 29th January 2024.

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