Let us give kudos when due. The Citizens Coalition for Change is the greatest thing ever to be emerging in this country. ZANU PF has been sustained by its usage of the term “Pasi ne opposition!” It started off with “Pasi nemadzakudzaku!” Then followed; “Pasi na Ngomo!” The “Pasi” ideology was jolted a bit, at the formation of the MDC party, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, which is now dead and buried.
Apparently, this Pasi ideology has sustained ZANU PF to remain in power for the last forty-two years. But now the so-called revolutionary party is faced with the challenge of having to say “Pasi nema Citizens!” (Down with citizens!). That cannot take them anywhere. They have to re-strategize. Considering that the 2023 elections are around the corner, ZANU PF is in a catch 22 situation.
There are those who are so shortsighted as to assume that the newly formed CCC party is cultish, evolving around Chamisa. The philosophy of CCC is the investment of power to the citizens; so that the blame game is over. This suggests that it is impossible for the non-performers to strut in government offices. For Chamisa to remain in leadership, he has to play by the book, or ship out.
The good thing about CCC is that it is educational, at the same time. The citizen is now made to realize that when things go wrong in the leadership, it is the citizens who are at fault. The citizens cannot blame anyone when non-performers are elected into offices of authority. This idea suggests that leaders should be chosen and removed, at will, by the citizens. From where else can one get a workable solution for a country?
President Nelson Chamisa has made it clear that the current CCC leadership is an interim structure. It is now a question of who the citizens would like to lead them. This is no longer a game of jostling for leadership. It is now a game of jostling for what the citizens want. Obviously, this idea purges bad leaders at the top.