HARARE – The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has encouraged Zimbabweans to exercise their constitutional rights by participating in peaceful protests against the outcome of the August elections, which controversially declared President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner.
During a press conference in Harare on Wednesday, CCC deputy spokesperson Ostallos Siziba emphasized the party’s claims that Zimbabwe was facing a constitutional crisis due to what many international election observer missions considered a fraudulent poll.
Siziba stressed that it is essential for all citizens, regardless of political affiliation, to voice their concerns about the election’s handling.
He said, “We firmly affirm that it is the fundamental constitutional right of citizens to express their grievances regarding the deeply flawed August 23 elections.”
The CCC is committed to various initiatives aimed at resolving the current constitutional crisis.
Siziba reiterated the party’s call for fresh elections, asserting that the outcome of the August vote does not reflect the people’s will.
Additionally, the CCC has mandated party leader Nelson Chamisa to engage in dialogue with President Mnangagwa, civil society representatives, and church leaders to explore potential solutions to address the ongoing political stalemate.
The August election has raised numerous concerns, with the opposition voicing discontent over the process’s transparency and accuracy.
Calls for peaceful protests and fresh elections reflect the opposition’s ongoing efforts to address what they perceive as a deeply flawed electoral process.