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Party leader calls for reformist approach to opposition politics

Story by Bruce Chahwanda

A local opposition political outfit, the People’s Unity Party, has vowed to grow its support base with a message of reformation, national cohesion, and development.

Launched last year, the opposition People’s Unity Party did not contest the August 2023 general elections and is now focusing on growing its support base ahead of the 2028 general elections.

Party leader, Mr Herbert Chamuka says politics of hate have failed to stir regime change, hence the need for collaboration for inclusive development.

“I have concluded that President Mnangagwa won the 2023 election free and fair and with foreign and local observers present. It is high time we accepted that we failed to unite as opposition parties, and that’s the reason we lost.

“Now it’s high time we pull together in one direction for the present government, then we revert to campaigning when the time comes for the next elections,” he said.

He confessed that the current state of opposition politics has contributed to the country’s economic meltdown adding that it is affecting social cohesion.

“What I can say is that our opposition politics is very bad and scandalous, it’s sad that some from the time of Morgan Tsvangirai have not learned that you don’t abandon the ship, those who voted for you unless there is a superior power behind, people become divided as a result,” he added.

The Second Republic’s trump card in expanding the country’s democratic space has been to allow political party pluralism and create fertile ground for divergent views that promote national development.

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