By Staff Reporter
The Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has vehemently denied allegations of recalling its Members of Parliament and councillors, dismissing the purported recall letters sent to the Speaker of Parliament and the Local Government Minister by Sengezo Tshabangu, who falsely claimed to be the interim secretary general.
Gift Ostallos Siziba, the party’s deputy national spokesperson, unequivocally refuted Tshabangu’s claims, declaring them fraudulent and lacking any legitimate authority within the party.
“It has come to our attention that there are letters circulating on social media, allegedly authored by an individual identifying himself as the interim secretary general, claiming that the CCC has recalled specific councillors and members of Parliament.
“The CCC party neither initiated nor plans to recall any of its recently elected representatives. The supposed author of these letters, Sengezo Tshabangu, has never been a member or official of the CCC party since its inception. His previous affiliations were with MDCT and PDP, and he is notorious for fielding fake CCC candidates in Bulawayo and Matebeleland North,” Siziba stated.
The CCC views Tshabangu’s actions as a reprehensible attempt to disrupt the democratic rights of its elected representatives.
“This impostor’s actions and all his associates will face consequences. This reprehensible behavior by Zanu PF is a response to their 2023 defeat and rejection by Zimbabwe, as well as a desperate attempt to counter our exercise of freedom of association by boycotting the official opening of parliament on October 3, 2023,” he added.
In light of these ‘unfounded’ recall claims, CCC has encouraged its elected officials to continue fulfilling their duties as mandated by the electorate in the recent elections.
The list of MPs and councillors mentioned in the alleged recall letters includes well-known figures like Pashor Sibanda, who secured victory in the closely contested Cowdray Park National Assembly seat against Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube, as well as Ereck Gono (Lobengula, Magwegwe), Nicola Watson (Bulawayo South), and others. Febion Kufahakutizwi of Mabvuku Tafara is also reportedly among those targeted for recall.