Disgruntled former Zanu PF members ‘relaunch’ Zanu

DISGRUNTLED former Zanu PF members have relaunched the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu) to “reconnect the electorate to the liberation war ethos” and challenge the ruling Zanu PF in general elections scheduled for later this year.

By NQOBANI NDLOVU

Zanu’s interim executive accused Zanu PF of selling out on the Chimurenga/Umvukela war ideals, hence, the birth of Zanu.

“Zanu has finally reconnected for genuine fulfilment of the nation’s shared desires as had been more fully expressed and confirmed by the citizenry’s support and participation in the Chimurenga/Umvukela wars, but sadly long sold out by the Zanu PF political-mafia cabal,” the party’s interim secretary-general, Chamunorwa Damiso said.

“Zanu is diametrically different from and is opposed to, while also having been formed because of Zanu PF.”
Other members of the executive are Chawaona Kanoti (president), Victoria Dhlamini and Peter Muteya (vice-presidents), Charity Shonhiwa (head of the women’s wing), Josephat Zimuto (political commissar), and Vero Kapu (youth chairperson).

Kanoti, a former State security agent and Zanu PF member, is a lawyer and chairperson of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Electoral Justice, a trust currently working to ensure all victims of the 2000 to 2013 political violence are compensated, while the perpetrators are tried for their crimes.

Damiso claimed their other members were from Zanu PF, Zapu and the opposition MDCs.

“Zanu PF became an essentially inward-looking and self-serving party benefiting the leader, former President Robert Mugabe, and the clique surrounding him in a patronage system that robbed all and sundry of the nation’s vast God-given resources, ultimately subjecting this nation to untold suffering often surpassing that which was experienced during Ian Smith’s reign,” he said.

Zanu joins several other opposition parties that have expressed interest to contest this year’s harmonised elections.

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13 Comments

  1. We cant have two Zanus at a time. one is just enough. look at mdc, they did the same and what did it help us? instead of having one strong mdc? No unnecessary duplication please. thank you!

  2. Tirikukuhonai Hedu

    Ngavagare pasi…

  3. MAY BE I AM NEW TO POLITICS BUT I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THEIR NAMES VANHU AVA.PLEASE ANYONE ANE ANY INFOR ABOUT THE ABOVE MENTIONED PEOPLE HELP US MAY BE NDIVO VANGATISUNUNGURA.

  4. Rumor mill is also awash with information that the former First Lady is on the verge of forming another credible splinter Zanupf outfit set to challenge ED, we are heading for fun and games in the next few weeks.

    1. Eliasha keep me posted of that information .Thats the type of information I am after .This time mukadzi uyu haasi kuzotyisa ndoda kumuyedzawo ini.Kumbomushevedzawo pakona …kuti…iwe grace what time are you meeting nhasi?

    2. Timothy Thorton

      She was never liked and it would be worse that MR. RGM is nolonger President.

  5. Lovemyzim you are right these are totally new people.I would want to suspect it is a ploy possibly by our own garwe to confuse the electorate or maybe ndavamwewo vavana opportunity.

  6. Zimbabwe takakuvadzwa naMugabe kusvika pakungoti chose chaitwa nevamwe vasiri imi is not right except what is yours. Ngatitaureyi kunaka kwezvedu kwete kushata kwezvevamwe.And this idiocy about wanting “big “names is another shortfall. It seems some would have preferred a new party composed of Obert Mpofu, Welshman Ncube, and Saviour Kasukuwere, then you would be happy as they have been “known” in politics! Sad. It should be us the ordinary, the “unkown” who must rise against those who consider themselves ordained to run politics and our fate. Tichazosvinura hedu ,for now pachine basa, asante sana!

  7. iwe neni tine basa

  8. The group’s number one error is to ascribe to the name ZANU. Nobody will take them seriously.Wish them good luck.Perhaps this will assist really opposition to come into power.

  9. Hallelujah! This is a very welcome move.

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