New Zimbabwe political party slams 'selfish' opposition leaders

New Zimbabwe political party slams 'selfish' opposition leaders
Published: 04 September 2015 (1143 Views)
THE country's opposition parties lack vision, officials of a new political outfit Zimbabwe First Party (ZimFirst) have said.

ZimFirst, which is led by former MDC-T USA branch chairman Maxwell Zeb Shumba, was formed in April this year.

Addressing journalists at the Bulawayo press club on Wednesday evening, four of the party's officials: national organising secretary Farai Jiji; Bulawayo provincial chairperson, Lamek Mushange; national women chairperson, Thabisile Ncube and Shumba's spokesperson Candy Makowere said the country's opposition leaders were selfish.

Makowere said opposition parties lack vision as they refused to come together to form a coalition that can successfully challenge Zanu-PF.

"We've people who are selfish, people who don't see the bigger picture. People who're too myopic, short-sighted who say they can't take that route," he said.

Makowere claimed that his party had enough technocrats to change the country's economic fortunes.

"We've competent people. We've think-tanks both locally and internationally who're willing to come and work together and create an environment where jobs can be created. It's possible and achievable. Together we can do it," said Makowere.

A recent research conducted by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) concluded that most Zimbabweans had lost faith in the three opposition formations, the MDC-T, the MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube as well as the Renewal Team.

The survey which was commissioned by the Afrobarometer was conducted in September last year and the results were released in Bulawayo last week.

"A majority of Zimbabweans thought that the MDC-N and MDC Renewal Team aren't at all relevant in both the current and future politics of the country.

"While most adult Zimbabweans, 47 percent also thought that the MDC-T isn't relevant in the current politics of the country, opinion was however equally split, 42 percent thought it won't be relevant while 43 percent thought otherwise about the future role of the MDC-T in the politics of Zimbabwe," said the MPOI report.


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