HARARE, Feb 9 (BERNAMA-NNN-NEW ZIANA) -- Ailine Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has not anointed any one of his three deputies to take over his position and is simply delegating authority to any one of them to act in his absence, says his spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka.
Tsvangirai, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) who is battling cancer of the colon and is reportedly in critical condition in South Africa, on Tuesday appointed one of the party's three vice presidents, Nelson Chamisa, to take over as acting party president as well as to represent him in the MDC Alliance, until his return.
The three deputies, Chamisa, Elias Mudzuri and Thokozani Khupe are locked in a battle to succeed the veteran politician who has led the opposition party since its formation in 1999.
At the time he left for South Africa, Tsvangirai had appointed Mudzuri as the acting president of the party while Chamisa would chair the MDC Alliance, a coalition of opposition parties formed in preparation for the general election due later this year.
Tuesday's announcement caused a furore in the opposition party, with cracks and factions which have been simmering for a while intensifying through attacks and counter-attacks on social media.....