Charlton Hwende is a founder member of the party. He cut his teeth in politics as a student Leader in the mid nineties as part of the group of student leaders who anchored the movement at its formation. He rose through the ranks in the Mashonaland West Provincial structures of the party leading to his joining the National Executive. In 2014 he was elected the party’s Deputy Treasurer. He is a businessman with business interests in both Zimbabwe and Namibia.