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Nelson Chamisa

Date of Birth: 2 February 1978
Place of Birth: Gutu


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The Change campaign changes hands

The big winner was Nelson Chamisa's new opposition Citizens' Coalition for Change (CCC) which despite being launched less than two months ago won 18 parliamentary seats and the majority of local council seats contested...

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Sanctioned mogul adds steel to portfolio

Funds neededRecent by-elections in which Nelson Chamisa's newly branded Citizens' Coalition for Change displaced Douglas Mwonzora's grouplet as the main opposition show that the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front will need all the dividends it can collect to fund a winning campaign in next year's national elections (Dispatches 28/03/22 Chamisa's Citizens' Coalition for Change wins 19 out of 28 seats in grand by-election battle)...

Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti is one of the leaders of Nelson Chamisa's Citizens' Coalition for Change...


New bid to revive the opposition

On 24 January President Emmerson Mnangagwa's main opponent in the last general elections Nelson Chamisa launched a new political party hoping to close the chapter of rivalries and splits that marked the demise of the country's dominant opposition party for over 20 years the late Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)...


Cracks in ZANU-PF edifice

Opposition campaigningLast month Nelson Chamisa leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance began a series of rallies around the country to 'meet the people' ahead of the 2023 election campaign...


Reconciliation and a reckoning

Regional friendsHichilema's victory has been hailed by opposition politicians in the region with figures such as Zimbabwe's Tendai Biti and Nelson Chamisa Tanzania's Zitto Kabwe and South Africa's Mmusi Maimane attending the inauguration...


Repression, guns and new laws

Not only is this decision a challenge to the president's authority having extended Malaba's term himself on 11 May it also removes a key senior figure who has been a useful supporter of Mnangagwa – in particular condoning Mnangagwa's ascendance in the 2017 coup and ruling in his favour when opposition leader Nelson Chamisa challenged the 2018 election results...

The opposition is in disarray after a March 2020 court ruling that found MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had been unconstitutionally elected to the party's vice-presidency and could not have lawfully risen to its helm after founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai died in 2017...


Gutting the opposition

Senior Zanu-PF official Patrick Chinamasa is on record saying that the Zimbabwean government cannot work with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa because he is a traitor who has called for sanctions...


Mnangagwa digs in

In a highly contentious judgment the Supreme Court ruled that Nelson Chamisa the President's leading opposition candidate in the 2018 presidential elections had been unlawfully elevated to the leadership of the Movement for Democratic Change...


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