Gweru — Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party announced on Monday. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has been plagued by infighting since Tsvangirai’s death and battered by another election defeat. Tsvangirai appointed Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as party co-vice presidents before dying of colon cancer in February 2018. Chamisa, 41, then took the party helm, becoming its champion in the first presidential elections since the authoritarian Robert Mugabe was ousted in November 2017. He lost the 2018 ballot to incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF, an outcome that he says was rigged. “Young leaders are taking over in Africa,” Chamisa told party activists in Gweru after the party also elected new office-bearers over the weekend. “Change is taking place not only in Zimbabwe but across the continent.” Zimbabwe’s economy, which the 76-yea...

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