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CCC rubbishes congress reports

by Staff reporter
03 Nov 2023 at 05:49hrs | Views
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has refuted rumors of an impending elective congress aimed at removing senior party members perceived as a threat to Nelson Chamisa's leadership.

Amos Chibaya, the Interim National Organising Secretary of the CCC, stated that the party is currently focused on parliamentary business and will not be rushed into organizing a congress.

Chibaya clarified that he had become aware of these congress speculations only through social media and was not officially informed of any such plans.

He asserted that the CCC is not involved in internal conflicts, emphasizing their commitment to parliamentary activities at the moment. Chibaya also mentioned that the party has taken the matter of recalls of their members to the courts, and he refrained from making further comments on the issue until they see how it unfolds.

Rumors of the alleged "crash congress" were fueled by former Zanu-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo's social media posts. These speculations suggest that the CCC is planning to fund and hold a congress in the near future.

Chamisa has faced accusations of purging senior party members, including Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube, who have expressed concerns about his leadership style.

Allegations persist that Chamisa has unilaterally managed the party without conducting an elective congress since its formation in January last year.

To avoid infiltration from State security agents and Zanu-PF, the CCC has been holding its meetings discreetly.

These divisions within the opposition party have deepened following the recall of 15 Members of Parliament and 17 councillors by self-proclaimed interim secretary-general Sengezo Tshabangu. Tshabangu accused these members of severing ties with the CCC. There are reports suggesting that Tshabangu had the support of some senior party figures.

Source - newsday