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Yellow & Gold: Chamisa announces new name to wrestle power from ED

Yellow & Gold: Chamisa announces new name, Citizen Coalition for Change

Nelson Chamisa has rebranded from the towering name of MDC to a new name which will go by the name Citizen Coalition for Change saying the new party was a “beast that would fight for change in Zimbabwe.”

Chamisa said the new move did not signal a break away from Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC legacy which had become a symbol of change but was in fact a reinforcement of Tsvangirai’s whispers of hope for a better Zimbabwe.

Pressure had been mounting on Chamisa to rebrand and change the party name ahead of March 26 by-elections and the preceding nomination court which will seat on January 26.

Chamisa’s formation had been left hapless after Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court in 2020 handed the party name and assets to the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T.

Addressing a press conference in Harare on Monday, Chamisa said the formation had dumped the red colours of the MDC to take up new colours in the form of gold and yellow.

The new party also abandons the open palm symbol to replace it with the forefinger pointing to the sky.

“There were expecting us to come with MDC so and so and then we are entangled with numerous fights. We are no longer interested, we are a new baby. But we don’t understand why ZEC will panic on behalf of our opponent,” Chamisa said.

“We are putting the citizen back at the centre, no one has a right to temper with the people’s choice. So we are not going back. These are tough decisions and we are ready,” he added.

The Citizen Coalition for Change leader accused the Zanu PF led Government of sponsoring confusion within the opposition but said the infighting between Mwonzora and Thokozani Khupe had vindicated his position.