Citizens Coalition for Change Member of Parliament for Mt Pleasant Constituency, Fadzai Mahere has called for collective effort to stop the ruling Zanu PF from getting the much-needed two-thirds majority which enables it to change the Constitution.
Mahere noted that, if averted, the move will entrench a one-party state that will see President Mnangagwa perpetuating mass suffering and his dictatorial violent rule.
This comes after Sengezo Tshabangu, who claims to be the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim secretary general had filed an application which seeks to block recalled lawmakers from contesting under the party’s name.
Mahere said Zimbabweans deserve new, ethical leaders who put citizens first and involve them in governance and decision-making.
“The people had the foresight to see that someone would crop up one day and try to steal what was hard fought for and build through blood, sweat and tears by ordinary citizens who simply want a better life,” said Mahere.
She added that citizens need to watch the magician’s hand and not be distracted by an obvious, superficially argued sideshow.
Mahere said the nation can easily slip into a one-party dictatorship if people do not put their heads together to fight dictatorship.
“This arrangement, the CCC party symbol and the entire birth of the new party were borne out of an extensive nationwide engagement process undertaken across all provinces.
“The unanimous position of the citizens was that there was a need to create a brand-new party and that this party must have in place shocks to prevent ZANU-PF from pulling another shocker,” she said.
Mahere added that citizens did not want the state or the system to impose a leader on the opposition but they wanted their will respected.