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"CCC Caught Off Guard By Public Response" On Appointment Of "Shadow Cabinet"

Political analysts have said opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) officials issued contradicting statements on the appointment of a “shadow cabinet” because the party has no structures and because they were caught unaware by the public response.

Party leader, Nelson Chamisa appointed spokespersons in Parliament for different portfolios. The appointees are:

1). Prosper Mutseyami (National Assembly chief whip,

2). Sichelesile Mahlangu (deputy chief whip)

3). Harare East MP Tendai Biti (finance),

4). Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya (transport),

5). Charlton Hwende (defence),

6). William Madzimure (industry and commerce),

7). Susan Matsunga (women’s affairs) and

8). Judith Tobaiwa (health and child care),

9). Fani Munengami (primary and secondary education),

10). Happymore Chidziva (youth),

11). Wellington Chikombo (local government),

12). Eric Murai (lands and agriculture),

13). Johnson Matambo (Environment),

14). Murisi Zvizwai (mines),

15). Kucaca Phulu (justice),

16). Prince Dubeko Sibanda (information communication technology), 

17). Dickson Tarusenga (energy), 

18). Godfrey Koster (caucus secretary)

Following the appointments, Prince Dubeko Sibanda the CCC Binga North MP announced online that he had been appointed as a shadow minister. He said:

Ladies and gentlemen, president Nelson Chamisa has appointed the shadow Cabinet. It will no longer be business as usual.

Interim party deputy spokesperson Gift Siziba denied that CCC party leader Nelson Chamisa had appointed a shadow Cabinet, but insisted that the MPs would be merely spokespersons for particular portfolios in Parliament. He added:

There is no such thing as a shadow cabinet. We are going to announce an alternative government and it won’t just be limited to people who are in Parliament but there will be experts who will help CCC to govern in 2023.

Political analysts described the contradictory statements as evidence that there were disagreements within the opposition, hence the need for party structures. Political analyst Kudakwashe Munemo told NewsDay:

The variation in the responses by members from the same political party reflects the need to take into account contextual realities, constitute a clear structural framework with well-defined roles and responsibilities, and to include those that officially communicate on behalf of the party in order to avoid potential confusion to the audience.

Academic Methuseli Moyo told NewsDay that the CCC is making ad hoc decisions because it does not have structures. He said:

Whatever name they decide to give it, essentially, that is a shadow cabinet. If they had structures, they would not be struggling like this to explain their issues or appointments like they are doing. 

Political analyst Effie Ncube also told NewsDay that contradicting statements from the CCC leadership do not necessarily indicate divisions within the party as such. Ncube added:

Instead, I think they were caught off guard by the public response.

The issue of structures has been topical recently with exiled former Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo being among those urging the opposition party to have structures and a constitution.

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26 Comments

Baba 3 weeks ago

Where in this world have you heard of a party that says we will put together constitution and structures after elections , how can I vote for a Party where I the voter does not even know kuti who is who .


Puluzuzu 2 weeks ago

@Zuze. Temba Mliswa is not a Political Party, an indipendent individual MP. Big political institutions need constitutions & structures to ensure institutional democracy, accountability, good governance & the rule of law.

Zuze 3 weeks ago

Ndiratidzeiwo Constitution nemaStructure aTemba Mliswa

VYBZ KARTEL 3 weeks ago

Iwe mupfanha @Baba, isu kana CCC ikaisa gudo secandidate yavo, haitei nazvo. Tinongoisa ❎ ipapo. Izvo zvemastrucure neconstitution hatinei nazvo. Chikuru kuvhota, kana constitution handitorina nguva yekuiverenga, ini ndida ballot paper rangu badzi.

Chimboti Pizza 3 weeks ago

Hazvititadzise kuvhotera Nelson Chamisa izvozvo😂


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

Kana urimurume ukanzwa kurwadziwa kuti next door wako haasi kuitisa mukadzi wake nhumbu watorwara pfungwa 😂 zvinei newe...


Puluzuzu 2 weeks ago

@Jar-Head. Rasta, kana mukadzi wepaNext door achigara neJon'osi, isu maBhuru toipindira nyaya yacho akaswera akusvipa svipa nekurutsa rutsa. Havasi vanhu vepaNext Door chete vari kutaura. Nevemudanga vari kunyunyutawo nekuti kusavepo kwebumhiro nemaStructures kuri kukonzera chizivano, chiokomuhomwe, huori, humbimbindoga nehudzvanyiriri. Hapachisina fair competition kana Fair play. Zvinhu zvakuitwa pahushamwari nechizivano. Kwete neMerit. Democracy hapachina yangova hypocrisy chete.

chihera 3 weeks ago

isu tichavotera mabasa haikona dora risiri redu


dovi 3 weeks ago

besides kunetsa kwemari zvimwe zvose zviri kufaya


greyhora 3 weeks ago

we are not gonna vote for a party. NO. we are goin to vote for a boy whose name is Chamisa. Dai tichida party or mastructures taivhotera Mwonzora but we dont care about the defunct MDC-A.kkkkk Ngaapinde Nedza


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Doug 3 weeks ago

These analysts who can only analyse things with structures should leave alone they cannot analyse. Why should they follow the path which has always been followed with predictable results? Are there political behaviours stuck in stone? Leave them to do what they want to do and let us see what results come out of it. As long as not having the structures is not breaking any laws of the country, let them be! We also need to mature politically to a point where we see politics as the person.


Doug 3 weeks ago

....We also need to mature politically to a point where we DO NOT see politics as the person


Mkanya 3 weeks ago

Structures for what. We don't vote for structures.yu are zanu pf agents yu have been caught off guard. Yu used army to remove mugabe is the army in your structures tell us yu zanu goons


Maparamuro 3 weeks ago

As **** as Zimbabwean political party supporters, they are the ****est people on earth and they display this ****ness with so much pride you would think they are disconnected from the rest of the world.

There is no organisation that can exist and thrive without structures and a constitution even ocults have hierahies of some sorts. No political organisation can claim to have no structures and no constitution. Politics is about law moreso for an organisation that is fighting for democracy. The democracy has to start within the organisation and then spread to the whole society.
In zanupf JOC makes all important decisions and does not need to consult the provinces, districts, branches and cells, these structures just take and follow orders. This is the system that we are fighting to replace and the only possible alternative is cloning everything that we are fighting. Decisions in CCC are being made by the president or presidium ad the rest should just follow with no questions at all. There is no democracy like that.


Puluzuzu 2 weeks ago

@Maparamuro. You are correct. Don't be discouraged by the dimwits & doofuses who have no time for academic reflection. Remember, in the majority of times, the majority is often wrong. In 1980, wide eyed niggasvwere promised majority rule, but its was a minority of Mugabes inner circle that ruled. The majority of witless supporters were oppressed and starved. Whereas, a minority of right-thinking people like you Maparamuro had noticed that the majority was electing a Monster. If you defend Chamisa while he violates the norms of democracy, you establish a dangerous precedent that the rules don't apply to him. Thereby creating an absolute Monarch / Dictator.

Da Truth 2 weeks ago

Temba ,Nduna the party crusher ariko wani kkkkkkkk constitute my cracked feet u scarecrows .Who needs a doctor when his car has broken down .

Mafirakureva 2 weeks ago

If Temba Mliswa can be in Parliament without a Constitution or structures, why not Chamisa in State House?

Mmmm 3 weeks ago

Chinese puppets trying to cause confusion 😂.
If you desire a better future you need to vote for change.
CCC is the party that will give you a better future.
So register to vote.
Vote CCC.


i 2 weeks ago

nhai vaChamisa isu tokusapotai chaizvo asiwoka mastructures itai ndozvinotaridzawo kuti hamudi mbimbindoga ngatiregei kuva vanhu vegakava uye kungoona musoro pear pear toda mutichinjirewo nyika ndatenda hangu


zmuzimba 2 weeks ago

zanu irikuda kuuraya ccc nekuma structure ikoko saka Nero akutovaziva so chatinoda I change chete zvimwe zvese tozoona madhara ngabaaye aya this time chakachaya ccc chete


Da Truth 2 weeks ago

Ko munonetswa nei topinza zvakadero structure chiii ?Toda musoro chete zvimwe zvichatiza zvega totsvaga mhosva dzedu dziya


INTERESTED ONLOOKER 2 weeks ago

Chiri kuku netsayi chii siyanayi neCCC haku a mutemo unoti party inofanira kunge iine mastructures. Garayi kune mastructures ikoko kwamunoudzwa kuti 2030 ndinenge ndiriko.


Chahototo 2 weeks ago

CCC cult secret society is headed by a bunch of confused cockroaches
2023 ED Pfeeeeee


Da Truth 2 weeks ago

Heyiiii mastructure ma structure eyiii anoda ma structure ngaanowona structure ya Sandra Ndebele no structure s in CCC yellow power 😜 ☝️☝️☝️🆘🇿🇼


@chahototo 2 weeks ago

These confused cockroaches have a plan which will feed you bunch of maggots to the chinese chickens 😂



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