CCC leader Nelson Chamisa took to social media to celebrate Lynette Karenyi-Kore’s 47th birthday today.

Writing on Twiiter, Chamisa described Lynette as living evidence of humble leadership.

He said: “SHE IS ORGANIC & GROUNDED.Connects easily with the base. She is evidence of humble leadership. An epitome and personification of consistency & industry.A pillar of support. Help me to wish our Change Champion @KarenyiKoreba happy birthday. May God grant her abundant blessings!”

Karenyi went to St Patrick’s Mission School for secondary school education. She is married and soon after completing her high school she studied for a secretarial course.

She also did courses in good governance and information, communication and technology (ICT). She holds a Bachelor of Law (BL), Bachelor of Laws (BLL) and a Master of Philosophy degrees all from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).

Lynette is one of the founding members of MDC, at the formation of the party in 1999 Karenyi became ward 16 Secretary in Mutare before she was elevated to become the district secretary for Mutare North in 2000.

In 2003, Karenyi became the first elected MDC Councillor for ward 16 and joined Mutare city council.

At the first MDC Congress in May 2019 since the merger of the different groups, Karenyi was elected the one of the party’s 3 vice presidents. The others being Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube.