Human Rights lawyer elected Tendai Biti’s deputy
HUMAN rights lawyer Kucaka Phulu was on Saturday elected vice president of the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Harare.
Phulu will deputise party leader and former finance minister Tendai Biti.
He replaces former water affairs minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo who quit the party to join ZimPF which is led by ex-vice president Joice Mujuru.
Speaking after his election, Phulu pledged to work “hard in ensuring that Zimbabwe attains democratic change”.
“You have given me a job… work to do in order to achieve our goals.
“I will assist President Biti in ensuring that we move forward together as I will be there to respect your views and hopes for a better Zimbabwe for all,” he said.
The elections were held during a meeting of the party’s 12 provinces ahead of the party’s its first policy conference which is being attended by hundreds of people in the capital.
In other developments, former Bulawayo mayor, Thaba Moyo, becomes deputy chairperson, Wilstaff Stimere deputy secretary general and Sengezo Tshabangu, deputy organising secretary.
Petros Mukwena was also appointed as committee member.