CCC dismisses Tshabangu’s leadership claims, warns of ZANU-PF dumping him
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is dismissing claims by self-proclaimed interim secretary-general Sengezo Tshabangu and warns he risks being abandoned by his alleged ZANU-PF handlers.
CCC spokesperson Gift Siziba addressed supporters at a rally ahead of upcoming by-elections. He challenged Tshabangu’s recall of several CCC legislators and councillors, stressing the opposition party’s leadership positions are well defined in its constitution.
The position of secretary-general simply does not exist in the CCC, Siziba stated.
With ZANU-PF now using Tshabangu to sow discord, Siziba warned the man’s time is numbered. “You should be careful because you are dealing with hyenas. Soon they will start to accuse you…when your time expires, they will dump you,” he warned.
Siziba drew parallels to the fate of MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora, who turned coat only to be discarded by ZANU-PF once his usefulness ended. Of Tshabangu, Siziba questioned “Who saw this mad man when people were campaigning?”
The rallying CCC supporters were adamant their party holds the people’s real mandate.
“We fear nothing, they know, you voted and gave people a mandate. Everywhere, where there is a robot, it is governed by CCC, all residents who contribute taxes are governed by CCC. So, in council, we are the government and Zanu PF is in the rural council,” Siziba declared to cheers.
Producing the party’s legally-registered 2022 constitution in court shocked opponents, Siziba added. As Zimbabwe’s challenges mount, the CCC spokesman pledged these will end once the opposition assumes power. However, Tshabangu’s self-appointed leadership claims are dismissed, and his future as a ZANU-PF pawn appears to be closing in.