Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa will be Nelson Chamisa’s mentor and advisor if the MDC Alliance wins the forthcoming elections.
Last month, Dabengwa pulled out of the presidential race at the last minute and declared his party’s full support for Chamisa’s presidential candidature. Part of the memorandum of understanding between Dabengwa and Chamisa reads:
Post winning the election, the president shall give due consideration to the appointment of deployees from Zapu in various State organs and State entities after consulting the president of Zapu. … Dabengwa shall act as the mentor and advisor to the State president post winning the election.
The document further states that the two parties must commit themselves collectively and individually to act in good faith at all times and within the spirit of the agreement. The parties also agree to commit unreservedly to the speedy implementation of devolution of power from the central government to the provinces and below and implementation of reforms in line with the 2013 Constitution.