Outcome of CCC leaders’ meeting…As Zanu PF hardliners block Chamisa and Mnangagwa dialogue


Citizens Coalition for Change calls for dialogue to resolve Zimbabwe’s political crisis

In a bid to address the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe following the disputed August 23 and 24 elections, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has vowed to intensify efforts towards engaging President Emmerson Mnangagwa in dialogue.

The CCC, led by its president Nelson Chamisa, emphasized the importance of dialogue and the establishment of a transitional framework to find a peaceful resolution to the nation’s political stalemate.

Despite previous attempts by Chamisa to engage with President Mnangagwa, hardliners within the ruling ZANU-PF party had closed the door on such discussions. However, during a recent meeting held in the capital city, the CCC reiterated its commitment to pursuing political dialogue as the only viable solution to the worsening political crisis in Zimbabwe.

In a statement, the CCC said, “The assembly reaffirmed its decision, mandating the leader, Chamisa, to pursue political dialogue as the only way to decisively resolve the nation of Zimbabwe’s ongoing and worsening political crisis through peaceful resolution of the political stalemate. The assembly reiterated that dialogue must be principle driven and value laden.”

Chamisa had previously sent an emissary to initiate dialogue with President Mnangagwa, but the efforts were thwarted by hardliners within ZANU-PF. Nevertheless, the CCC remains determined to continue its pursuit of dialogue, emphasizing the need for principled and value-based discussions that address the concerns surrounding the disputed elections.

Meanwhile, the CCC has faced criticism for designating Chamisa as the sole administrator of all party organs and operations, a role outlined in its constitution. Some critics argue that this provision undermines democratic principles within the organization.

Responding to the criticism, CCC deputy spokesperson Gift Siziba defended the party’s decision, stating that as a new party in the process of developing its culture, structure, and strategies, it was essential to have a founding constitution that defined the party’s identity. He stressed that including Chamisa’s name in the constitution was a measure to protect him from potential attacks and was in line with the concept of democratic centralism.

Siziba further pointed out that other political parties, such as the Chinese Communist Party, also incorporated the name of their leader in their respective constitutions. He emphasized that the CCC was aware of potential attempts by adversaries to destabilize and undermine the party and that the inclusion of Chamisa’s name aimed to safeguard the organization.

Legal expert Lovemore Madhuku echoed Siziba’s sentiments, highlighting that there was nothing unusual about the CCC’s constitution or the composition of its structures.

The CCC’s renewed focus on dialogue with President Mnangagwa reflects their commitment to finding a peaceful resolution to Zimbabwe’s political crisis. As the situation continues to unfold, the nation watches with anticipation, hoping that constructive and inclusive discussions can pave the way for a more stable and prosperous future.

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