FORMER opposition MDC-T’s United States-based chairman, Maxwell Zeb Shumba, yesterday said all was set for the official launch of his new party, ZimFirst, in Harare next month.
BY NQOBANI NDLOVU
Shumba told NewsDay that his political outfit which started off as a pressure group before transforming into a fully-fledged party in April this year, had the keys to turnaround the country’s comatose economy.
He said the party was also prepared to join hands with other ‘like-minded’ political parties.
“It is a new platform that welcomes new ideas and runs on fresh legs. We promise honest, accountability and united governing that is driven by a vision to rebuild Zimbabwe as a modern developed nation,” Shumba said.
“To achieve this objective, we have brought together technocratic Zimbabweans from throughout the world and developed think-tanks to formulate strategies that will move Zimbabwe into the future.We are also willing to work with any people and parties who share our vision.”
He, however, took a dig at the country’s fragmented opposition parties for perpetuating Zanu PF misrule by failing to forge a formidable alliance to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s governing party.
“The other political parties have proven that they do not have the will of the people in their interest, and that they cannot move the country forward,” he said.
ZimFirst national chairperson Thabisile Ncube said her party had already set up provincial structures throughout the country.
“We are ready. Everything to ensure that the launch is a success is going on well. We have also managed to set up provincial structures in all the country’s provinces,” Ncube said.