The opposition CCC has reportedly identified the country’s next Chief Justice and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor if the party wins the 2023 elections.
On Friday, CCC appointed a team comprising its recently elected MPs to “overshadow” government ministries in Parliament.
NewZimbabwe.com reported a CCC source as saying the team “is not a shadow cabinet because when you shadow you are following.” Added the source:
This team will overshadow, that is, to dominate and outshine ZANU PF in Parliament by demonstrating our readiness to govern and articulating alternative policies.
It should also be emphasised that these roles are only limited to parliament; the party positions will be announced in due course.
We are ready to govern and even ZANU PF knows that; I can also reveal that we have since identified a new Chief Justice for the country and a new head of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
On Saturday, CCC deputy party spokesperson Gift “Ostallos” Siziba said the parliamentary appointments were not a shadow cabinet. He said:
It’s a clear distortion of the facts. The CCC has made parliamentary deployments for representatives to speak on parliamentary issues with specific focus areas including labour, finance, local government, foreign affairs and other portfolios.
We have done this specifically to make sure that we have delegated responsibilities and spokespersons on particular issues in parliament.
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.
CCC was launched early this year by former MDC members after MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora blocked them from using the MDC Alliance name.