CCC plots violent demonstrations

Political Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), together with Jacob Ngarivhume’s Transform Zimbabwe party is plotting violent demonstrations in a bid to ferment political chaos in the country.

A source who spoke to this publication said the two political parties had a sinister agenda to cause an uprising in the country in a bid to unconstitutionally dethrone the elected Government of President Mnangagwa.

“CCC and Transform Zimbabwe are plotting to stage violent protests throughout the country. They are saying that these protests are against rampant corruption in the country. However, the truth is that these two parties want the people to revolt against the Government and effect regime change,” said the source.

The source added that the two parties were getting strategic advice from the US Embassy in Harare on how to stage and sustain protests against the Government.

“The CCC and TZ demonstrations are expected to commence on 27 June 2022. The two political parties agreed that Ngarivhume would be the face of the demonstrations as he was on record calling for the protests. The US Embassy in Harare is assisting the two parties with strategic advice on how to stage the demonstrations,” added the source.

The demonstrations are expected to coincide with the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) initiated week long demonstrations pencilled for 28 June. Sources say ARTUZ president, Obert Masaraure received a significant amount  of money from unidentified foreign organisation for the purposes of staging such demonstrations.

However, ARTUZ, the source said, had not done anything which raised the ire of the benefactors. The source said the scheduled demonstrations were meant to justify the money.

According to the source, the US Embassy told the organisers that they should work with the interim CCC structures nationwide, Civic Society Organisations (CSOs), Student Leaders, and Workers’ representatives so that the protests would be massive enough to send shivers to the Government.

The same source added that the US Embassy had agreed to financially sponsor the protests and printing of placards and banners to be used during the anticipated protests are being printed by a private company in Harare.

Political analyst Terrence Chipwanya said that the anticipated demonstrations were likely to flop again as Zimbabweans were now tired of being used as political pawns by greedy and selfish politicians.

“This anticipated demonstrations will flop because people of Zimbabwe are now tired of being used by selfish politicians. These opposition politicians should value dialogue instead of confrontational politics. I don’t think that there is a Zimbabwean who can risk his life to please the political ego of Nelson Chamisa and Ngarivhume,” said Chipwanya.

Meanwhile, efforts some by political and civil society activists to bring Zimbabwe to a standstill in May this year flopped dismally after the majority of people went on their normal daily routines.