Zimbabwe already has over 50 opposition parties working to topple veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe but this will not stop politicians forming more outfits as the country heads towards the 2018 elections.
by Our Correspondent
Blessing Kasiyamhuru on Friday launched the Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (Zipp), a political party he says would be a serious player during the next polls.
Zipp was officially unveiled at South Africa’s Turtfontein racecourse amid pomp and funfair.
Kasiyamhuru yesterday said his party would contest the next elections on its own as it did not trust local opposition parties clamouring for a coalition.
“No, we don’t trust the current opposition; it [current opposition] is part of the problem. We don’t want to contaminate our vision,” he said. “The party we launched is an expression of our desire to build a strong prosperous nation. We offer ourselves as a true and genuine government in waiting.
“In launching Zipp, we rise with solutions to the current crisis, lest we forget that Mbuya Nehanda, Sekuru Kaguvi, King Lobengula, Herbert Chitepo, Joshua Nkomo, Ndabaningi Sithole, Josiah Magama Tongogara, Nikita Mangena, Benjamin Burombo, and Jason Ziyapapa Moyo, just to mention but a few fought for the same cause. We need to build from where they left.”
Kasiyamhuru said Zipp would be launched in Zimbabwe early next year.
“As partners in Zipp, we aim to construct a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society in Zimbabwe,” he said.
“Zipp is concerned with elevating the interest of the majority of Zimbabweans, whose special interest has been neglected for too long.
“Zipp knows no sectorial boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions.
“We are selfless, accountable, God-fearing and courageous men and women.”
He urged Zimbabweans to register as voters and vote for change in the forthcoming polls.