Recently, strenuous debates have emerged on the question of a CCC elective congress. Understandably, previous experiences could be regarded as a model, thereby, invalidating new ideas. This comes from the truth that it is unnecessary to reinvent the wheel.
One can copy and paste from previous experiences and still succeed. But not all previous experiences carry some workability when compared with new ideas. People with different backgrounds view things differently from those from another background. But nothing is permanent in this world, except change.
Zimbabwe is a republican country, founded on democratic principles for self-governance. In a properly constituted democracy, there is no need to criticize, except to advance what is workable for the majority. Ordinary people exercise their right to vote, to decide matters that favor the majority.
This world is full of new ideas, most of which remain unexplored. The only challenge facing the proponents of new ideas is the opposition from the conservative people. Without the willingness to explore new ideas, we would still be stuck with postal services, for communication purposes. Ideas are aplenty in the world of freedom, alleviating life’s challenges.
The newly formed CCC party could have workable ideas, compared with what currently prevails. The starting point would be to craft a constitution, enforcing the guiding principles for representing the CCC party. This includes the code of conduct for the parliamentary candidates having to agree and sign before representing the aspirations of the citizens.
The kingpin of the CCC party constitution should be that it is owned by the citizens. No one carries some power to reject or accept a candidate, based on personality differences, as long as chosen or rejected by the people. The barometer is with the citizens, empowered with the custodianship of CCC values.