CCC appoints shadow cabinet – NewsDay

A Faction linked to former Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday announced a 16-member shadow cabinet in a move that ends the party’s protests over the 2023 election results.

The CCC refused to accept the results of the 2023 election, claiming they were rigged.

CCC chief administrator and party leader Jameson Timba yesterday said the process of selecting a shadow cabinet to checkmate President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration was based on merit.

Timba took over the CCC leadership role after Chamisa left the opposition party in January this year, alleging infiltration by the ruling Zanu PF party.

After Chamisa’s departure, the CCC split into two camps, one aligned with him and the other with the self-imposed interim general secretary Sengezo Tshabangu, who had dismissed dozens of legislators and councilors from the party. Some of the lawmakers appointed to the shadow cabinet are Corban Madzivanyika as finance minister, Gladys Hlatwayo (international relations), Agency Gumbo (justice), Daniel Molokele (health) and Zivai Mhetu (transport) and Ellen Shiriyedenga (public affairs). woman), among others. .

Joanah Mamombe, who has recently spoken in Parliament on climate change issues, was appointed to head the environment portfolio.

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“The National Citizens Assembly considered it prudent that the key pillars and agendas of our voices in Parliament be to push for electoral and political reforms in the country so that once we address the fundamental problem facing this country, the symptomatic social and economic problems problems that must be addressed,” Timba told reporters during a press conference.

“The country is facing a governance crisis stemming from a disputed election cycle. “This has led to a crisis of confidence where the people of Zimbabwe do not trust those who have been placed in the position of government.”

He said the party had opted for a smaller “Cabinet” of 16 ministries compared to ruling Zanu PF’s 25 members to “save resources”.

“The core belief of the CCC is that we should have a small government so that resources are channeled to where they are needed, as you know the current Zanu PF is made up of 25 ministries and we believe the government is too big. Our alternative government is a reflection of our positions against the current government.”

Timba said the party still had close relations with Chamisa.

“Anyone who talks about the agenda of change and fights to transform people’s livelihoods is one of us,” he said.

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