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Tsvangirai's Former Chief Strategist To Run For President

Tsvangirai's Former Chief Strategist To Run For President

The late former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s chief strategist, Maxwell Shumba, says he will contest the 2023 presidential elections.

Shumba, who is now based in the United States of America, leads Zimbabwe People First (ZimFirst). He said:

ZimFirst is a people first party that is founded on principles of accountability, honesty and unity.

Our key message to the Zimbabwean people is we put forward the people’s welfare because people come first.

Our core message to the people of Zimbabwe is that we got independence, yes and we need to unite to fight the war against poverty that has afflicted the majority of citizens because of ZANU PF, corruption, greed (and) incompetence.

ZimFirst has come with a leadership that is untainted, clean, and fresh.

Shumba said his party has devised a campaign strategy in response to how ZANU PF works and how it manages to stay in power despite its “unpopularity”. He said:

We do have a strategy for them that is beyond merely holding rallies to show off supporters.

We launched a Silent Revolution (Chimhukutira/Umtshetsha Phansi). Chimhukutira is a unique strategy that was developed based on the experience of past opposition failures to defeat Zanu PF.

I cannot divulge the details of our strategy, but I would like the nation to know that ZimFirst is here with a transformative vision for the country and ask for their support because together we will make Zimbabwe work again.

Shumba failed to contest in the 2018 elections as his party had just been formed.

More: The Standard

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25 Comments

c 3 weeks ago

CCC real change


zimzimba 3 weeks ago

tsano musangotsvagawo Mari imi ingopindai mu ccc zvikufambirei


Horomba 3 weeks ago

Zvatanga zvima party zvekuda ku spliter vote


Sekuru Dhambi 3 weeks ago

Haaana chaano splitter uyu. come the day, the chap wont even vote for himself 😅😅

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

That prophecy that said Zimbabwe will be ruled by someone from outside is misleading some 😀
CCC yaenda nenyika 😂 hoo ooh ooh ooh...


Ndimba Ndimba 3 weeks ago

Anoti ndiani anokuvhotera kuti iite President urimo ku America? Kuda kutsvaga kupinzwa muPolad na ED kana madyiwa chete. This guy will not solve Zim problems akutsvaga mari chete uyu, kure uko !!! Join CCC chete that's the solution.


Imikaimi 3 weeks ago

Saka uneshuwa kuti we are that foolish zvokutobuda mumba kuhi kwahi ndonovhotera Makisowero Shumba. Aaah my friend why insult our intelligence. Saka iwe Uda kuvhoterwa simply because I raised enuff money to have a passport and fly to the US. Usadaro Shumba indava kuita kunge Dougrasi Muzorewa Mwonzuldo


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Pongi 3 weeks ago

Kuda kutikanganisira zvinhu zvedu kure uko ,munhu wese kumkomana 2023 ,zvana maxwaro kure uko


Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Apart from milking his past association with Save, what has this Shumba done for the people of Zimbabwe? Apart from saying he has a strategy (albeit secretly harboured) what has he to offer to Zimbabwe?

Strategically and comfortably ensconced in the USA, Shumba muri kure ne epicentre of Zimbabwean politics. I strongly suggest you remain where you are and not split the opposition vote.


Voter 3 weeks ago

Zanupf project.


Maparamuro 3 weeks ago

Political immaturity is Zims biggest problem. Hakuna chinonzi vote splitting in elections, democratic elections. Democracy is about people making free choices on who should lead them in the development of their communities. Zanupf does not own voters neither does CCC, the voters belong to Zimbabwe.
I see CCC copying zanupf in the desire for a one party state


Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

@Worzell & @Tintin, 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Worzell Gummidge 3 weeks ago

@Machiavelli. For once, let me respectfully differ with you. The reason why so many parties emerge, stems from the mainstream political parties' inability to accommodate what they see as small & insignificant party leaders. Ask Jacob Ngarivhume about how he was treated at the inception of the MDC Alliance. Remember, power is a matter of individual perception & choice. A man who leads a few people may feel more comfortable and powerful than a man who leads millions. A small man can cast a large shadow. Like Lord Tyrion Lanister. the imp in Game of Thrones. One Rossa Parks, refusing to get up & go seat in the back of bus can change the entire civil rights narrative. The majority in the majority of times is often wrong. A minority can have a clearer perception of things because their judgement is not clouded by the Herd mentality. The majority often forfeit their thinking to the leaders. In the Serengeti, it is the sceptical Wilderbeast that survives while majority of the herd plunges into into a gorge or into the jaws of the Nile crocodiles. So lets have many political parties, big & small & lets not force others to see things our way.

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

@Tintin, I hear you. Democracy is a two-edged sword. At worst it could mean oppression of the minority by the majority. The current priority in Zimbabwe as we stand is to show The Old People's Home the exit door. In my view that should be the national priority.

Why waste 2000 votes that are going to mean zilch to the electorate because vote for Tsenengamu or Linda Masarira, much as they have redeeming features are certainly not going get anywhere near State House?

Tintin 3 weeks ago

@ Machiavelli I respect your arguments but its a democracy people are free to contest and also free to vote for whosoever they want to vote for, that's objectivity at it's best.but you on the other hand my learned friend you are arguing from a subjective point of view arguing as CCC supporter not everyone is and it's their choice and you have to respect that . that's why it's a democracy in the first place.thank you.

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Pity @Maparamuro that you haven't heard of something called a Protest Vote. To assist you a protest vote is that vote which is directed AGAINST a particular candidate/party, for an opposing candidate/party without necessarily supporting the aims and objectives of the opposing party/candidate.

In other words there are plenty of people, including Shumba, Egypt Dzinemunenzwa, Sikhosana Moyo, Simba Makoni Godfrey Tsenengamu Temba Mliswa, Hosiah Chipanga and others who are opposed to ZANU. These should be persuaded to support Chamisa instead of voting for a plethora of no-hoppers who garner a measly 1%, which if it were directed at Chamisa would make a difference

Gafa 3 weeks ago

His face says it all he is a sellout


Mnhanga 3 weeks ago

Kuda kupinda muPorad group rembwa


Gafa 3 weeks ago

One Zambian was quoted saying HH shud b jailed for taking long to b the Zambian President people hev been suffering all along.


mwenewazvo 3 weeks ago

zvakafanana nekuti waimbova wakaroorwa nemurume anoshungurudza.ukazowana asinganetse unotobvunza kuti nhaiwe waimbovepiko nguva yese iyi pandakasangana negwereveshe riya.

Joe Brownn 3 weeks ago

hazvishande izvo he must join the citizens.


Joe Brownn 3 weeks ago

hazvishande izvo he must join the citizens and deliver the country from the jaws of Zanu-PF terrorists.


Bizza 3 weeks ago

Ivhapa nyongonyoloo yei iwe dzikamaa


i 3 weeks ago

mazi face akadai handimadii hangu ndoda munhu akareruka anotaridzika pachiso umm uyo .ungamuudze kuti chingwa chadhura anogoti ku****a kwako ungamudii


??? 3 weeks ago

Kumwe kupenga



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