Chamisa to consolidate his grip
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is reportedly working towards consolidating his position within the Movement for Democratic Change, just a few months before the party's elective conference. According to NewsDay, Chamisa’s plan was to build a ‘public swell of support’ around his leadership in order to make it difficult for any potential challengers to contest for his position. Party insiders were quoted saying that Chamisa was also working on consolidating his position within party structures. "Chamisa is drumming up support and raving his popularity both within and outside the structures of the party, mainly to create an intimidatory fence that will deter other members of the party from challenging him at congress," an unnamed senior party official was quoted as saying.