The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has reportedly disbanded interim structures across the country, replacing them with constituency steering committees and ward coordinators to run party affairs.
The political outfit led by Nelson Chamisa will also appoint point persons in each street in towns, and every village.
NewZimbabwe.com reports that the development was revealed at the weekend during CCC’s strategic meeting held at the party’s offices in Chinhoyi.
The move is largely seen to counter assertions by critics such as exiled former Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Jonathan Moyo, who alleged CCC was a secret society without structures.
A source who attended the CCC meeting told NewZimbabwe.com, that the party had chosen the consensus route as it was wary of possible infiltration and would not be rushed to convening a congress to elect leaders. s
Said the source who requested anonymity as they are not authorised to speak to the media:
The party belongs to citizens who are the Change Champions.
We have decided to do away with all interim posts like interim chairman, organiser or spokesperson at district, provincial and national level.
Instead, we now have the task of seconding individuals into the constituency steering committees, identifying ward coordinators and street and village point people.
For now, talk of congress is far-fetched.
These structures will be responsible for coordinating all CCC meetings, activities and programmes.
The dissolved interim posts were inherited from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), where the CCC morphed from, in January 2022.
CCC, which is yet to draft a constitution, insists it won’t hold an elective congress before the 2023 harmonised elections and is unanimous that Chamisa is the presidential candidate.
However, CCC would choose ward and parliamentary candidates by consensus, and not primary elections.