CCC set for official launch ahead next year’s General Elections

Politics Zimbabwe

THE Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party is set to be officially launched early next year with its leader Nelson Chamisa coming in as an uncontested presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, it has emerged.

Chamisa unveiled the CCC in January this year after his nemesis Douglas Mwonzora snatched the MDC Alliance party, including its symbols and emblems from him.Party sources told The Standard that there is a change of heart with plans to officially launch the party now in motion.

CCC deputy spokesperson Gift Ostallos Siziba confirmed the development, but could not disclose the exact date of the launch saying they feared infiltration by state agents and Zanu PF spies.

“We are ready to launch CCC very soon,” Siziba told The Standard in an interview.The CCC is yet to come up with a constitution and official structures.

Chamisa has previously resisted calls to formalise the party through an elective congress and constitution.

He has also said there is no party member with an official position, saying the CCC is a citizen’s movement.the risk of being booted out,” Masunungure said.

“Going to an election uncontested internally is a risk-prevention strategy.

“But it points to the shrinkage of democracy. It raises issues of transparency, and democratic credentials.

“To barricade a leader against democratic choices of supporters is against the principles of democracy as members should have freedom to choose the leaders they want.”

Source – The Standard

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