A new political party, Citizens Convergence for Change (CCC), has notified the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of its existence.
In a letter addressed to the chairperson of ZEC and dated 20 September 2021, CCC Secretary-General, Farai Zhou, said the party’s leader, Varaidzo Musungo, will be their 2023 presidential candidate. Wrote Zhou:
We refer to the above and write further to our letter of 8 September 2021.
We can confirm that our Party’s President and 2023 Presidential Candidate is Ms Varaidzo Musungo. Our party logo as appears at the top and bottom of this letter.
In the interests of better communication, we are sourcing offices in Harare and will advise once we have these.
Meanwhile, exiled former ZANU PF Politburo member, Professor Jonathan Moyo, who has become a critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government since his exile several years ago, early this month urged the MDC Alliance to take the necessary legal steps to protect the “Citizen Convergence for Change (CCC)” brand.
CCC has over the past few months been touted as an alternative party name for the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance after MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora laid claim to the MDC Alliance name.
In a tweet, this Monday, journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono criticised the MDC Alliance for its perceived lack of strategy. He said:
Jonathan Moyo @ProfJNMoyo warned citizens against complacency, and also the need to register CCC. Whilst many were busy insulting Jonathan Moyo, this is what the regime was busy doing! Do you now understand that numbers are meaningless without strategy?