Advocate Fadzayi Mahere, the national spokesperson of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party led by Nelson Chamisa has said the formation of the Citizens Collaboration for Change (CCC) is a strategy by the ruling ZANU PF to confuse the electorate ahead of 2023 elections.
The new party which was launched on Tuesday is led by Rueben Zemura.
Announcing the launch, Zemura said his party was dedicated to promoting equal access to wealth for all citizens in the country.
However, Mahere said copying the Nelson Chamisa-led party’s abbreviation was all part of an elaborate plan by the “enemy” to confuse voters.
She said her party had already put in place mechanisms to outsmart agents that sought to capitalise on its political influence. She told ZimLive.com:
We are aware that the regime is in panic mode and is losing sleep over the new yellow baby that is making waves across the nation, region and beyond.
ZANU PF is terrified and will stop at nothing to try and stop us.
The people know who their leaders are. We are going to defeat Zanu PF and we will defeat them politically, whatever form they take.
We pre-empted that ZANU PF would do this and we have put in place adequate safeguards to protect the movement and ensure there is no confusion.
No amount of creating counterfeit parties, election manipulation, violence, weaponising of the legal system or dirty tricks will stop us.
September last year, CCC faced a similar incident after another political outfit hijacked one of its social media mobilisation slogans dubbed Citizens Convergence for Change to form a new party.