THE MDC Alliance led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa last night launched its new look website, with key features being the ability for party supporters to log in and pay membership fees as the opposition party gears for building a support base ahead of the 2023 elections.
The website, with the domain name mdcallianceparty.org, went live last night at 20.00 hours, and eagerly awaiting supporters immediately logged in, paid their annual membership fees and posted screenshots on social media to encourage others to do the same.
In addition to the website, the MDC Alliance also launched a full suite membership registration, subscription, donation and volunteer sign-up that includes a WhatsApp function.
In his key message to the membership which was uploaded on the website, Chamisa hinted that the journey towards preparing for the 2023 elections had just begun.
“Every election is a choice. A choice of ideologies and ideas.
The choice is between the old and the new and even more than a choice between parties, or personalities, it’s a choice between philosophies.
For Zimbabwe the time is now or never. Together we are aware of what it takes to make our economy stronger and fairer.
We know what it takes to make our communities safer. We know what it takes to make our life more affordable, and livelihoods more secure. We know that we need to strengthen, not abandon, the promise of economic transformation that will lead to a prosperous, inclusive and shared economy. We know that inclusion makes us stronger, and we know what it takes to lead the country both with the example of our power, and with the power of our example.
However, some party supporters who visited the website expressed discomfort at the insistence by the party leadership to continue using the MDC Alliance brand.
There are fears that the rival camp led by Thokozani Khupe will soon launch a lawsuit to stop Chamisa from using the MDC brand, logos, insignia and all symbols that are associated with the party left by the late Morgan Tsvangirai.