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CCC Leadership Commended For Attending National Events

CCC Leadership Commended For Attending National Events

Political analysts have hailed the decision by the Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) to attend this year’s Independence Day celebrations.

In previous years, the then MDC Alliance, was reluctant to participate in national events arguing that the ruling ZANU PF party was turning them into political rallies.

However, in a statement on Saturday, CCC interim national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said the opposition party would have representatives at the Independence Day commemorations to be held across the country. She said:

As a citizens’ movement, we acknowledge the effort and sacrifices of our liberation heroes, war veterans, war collaborators and citizens, living and departed, who contributed to the attainment of the liberation of our nation from colonial rule.

Whereas there are political differences, there is no debate about honour, respect and acknowledgement of all national institutions, organs, events and programmes.

Our loyalty to Zimbabwe and our loyalty to the country is the absolute marker of the preservation of our history, legacy and identity as a people.

Political commentator Blessing Vava said CCC’s attendance was a progressive move. He said:

It’s a very progressive and commendable move; such important events are for all Zimbabweans irrespective of political affiliation.

Zimbabwe has a history, it came through selfless sacrifices by our brave heroes and heroines who participated in the struggle for independence.

Another political analyst Gibson Nyikadzino said CCC was morphing into a nationalist political party. Said Nyikadzino:

The CCC which as a rebranded faction of the MDC-T internal fights is now awakening to the reality that divisiveness, polarisation and partisanship are neither correct nor good for their movement or national political ecosystem.

However, outspoken political activist Lisa Ncube expressed disappointment over CCC’s decision to attend Uhuru celebrations. She said:

You can’t just attend independence celebrations to make people happy. The question is, are we independent? If not, then what are we celebrating?

We have CCC members fighting court cases, Mbonisi Ncube was murdered, rallies banned and elections rigged. What is there to celebrate?

More: NewsDay

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Dr Hercules 1 month ago

Independence should be celebrated .independence is not only about ZANU pf it is about the nation.lts a national Event not a ZANU of event

Kartel fan 1 month ago

Vibes kartel haana kuuraya munhu. Munhu wacho mupenyu now. It's political

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

You sound like the BUSH LAWYER. The GIMP who used to start by commending & respecting government leaders, & therafter, paraphrase the whole article and call it analysis. if you are the Bush Lawyer, then kudos At least you finally learnt to use normal Sentence Case. Those large caps were annoying.

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I join those who praise CCC for adopting a reconciliatory attitude. It shows that CCC leadership has transformed. They have realised that they are now going into home stretch to the Harmonised Elections. They need to talk to ZANU PF for reforms. It can not approach His Excellency President ED MNANGAGWA from a point of divisiveness. This approach is conducive to peace rather than to confrontation.


SWAT 1 month ago

Sounds like the bush lawyer

THE FIEND 1 month ago

Sara nechi CCC chako

tate 1 month ago

muchimboendereiko kumhondi idzi nxaaa


Digo 1 month ago

Endai henyu bt musadyavo musakangamwe vanorunga

Mutsvangwa 1 month ago


THE FIEND 1 month ago

Mnangagwa, Chamisa, Makandiwa etc F U CK that those guys don't bring food to my table or pay my bills, I can't waste my bloody life supporting another man to be a Millionaire. Get away mese ,F U CK politics, only God is great and deserves praise.

Machiavelli 1 month ago

My guiding principle has always been that whenever ZANU criticises you, then you are doing something right. Whenever ZANU praises you, be careful, you may be doing something wrong.

Gauging public sentiment is imperative in politics. While acknowledging national events and participating in them is patriotic, the general public sentiment does not at this particular juncture seem favourable. So much is going wrong- economicall, financially , socially and politically. There's a feeling of despair and despondency. To be seen to be hobnobbing with 'the enemy ' doesn't curry favour with the populace at the moment.

My advice, wrongly it may be, is that CCC should be very careful in balancing national interests against creating cordial relations with the powers-that-be.

THE FIEND 1 month ago

Look already this monkey VYBZ KARTEL is talking guns.. **** satanic Rasta, Vybz Kartel is doing life in Jamaica for man slaughter and you take him as a role model. Kwenu munoRoya.

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Let me be specific I mean ARMS

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

We welcome you with open arms😇

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Lisa Ncube be human enough, being an activist doesn't mean fighting where there is no boxing ring...

Lisa 1 month ago

I'm not lying....musarasika rasta

Warthog 1 month ago

Nhasi apana munhu achaenda ku Barber Field, mukuda kuona kunenge kune vanhu vashoma, ratidza kuti vanhu avachaidi **** iyi

zoe 1 month ago

ccc should just do their own national celebrations away from Zanu. how can we join people who beat and murdered us two months ago.

zoe 1 month ago

I didn't say they shld be ignored but celebrating together at the same venue with murderers and tormentors who diverted from the ethos of liberation it's a NO

y 1 month ago

independence day is not a celebration for zanu it is for the gallant sons of the soil that fought in the liberation struggle ignoring them is wrong because zanu pf is there

😃😃😃😃 1 month ago

Zah. Zah Power
Ensp 🤔

🙄🙄🙄🙄 1 month ago

Yes mbonisi 🖐️

politics 1 month ago

Any wrong move by CCC is said to be correct.

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