CCC’s Mugwazo programme fails

……as CCC contemplates introducing new mobilisation strategies

Political Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa has attacked that party’s senior members and some legislators for sabotaging the Mugwazo mobilising programme and has demanded that all Mugwazo registers be submitted to his office by 26 February 2023.

A source who spoke to this publication said that Chamisa had earlier demanded that all Mugwazo village, street and stakeholder registers be submitted to his office by 17 February 2023, however, that instruction was ignored.

According to the source, Chamisa then directed that party’s secretary for the organising department, Farai Chinobva, to instruct the structures to collect Mugwazo registers for onward submission to Chamisa before 26 February 2023.

“Chinobva has descended heavily on the party structures and demanded that the Mugwazo registers be submitted to Chamisa’s office by 26 February. Chinobva told village and street champions that they should ensure that all registers are in Chamisa’s possession by 26 February. According to Chamisa, no one should query his demands for the Mugwazo registers as he was the party president,” said the source.

The source added that CCC party members and some legislators were silently accusing Chamisa of undermining the Mugwazo programme after he had squandered funds meant for that programme.

According to the source, Chamisa used the Mugwazo money to purchase his personal vehicle and used some of the money to pamper his close allies.

The source added that it was now evident within CCC that the Mugwazo programme has dismally failed to yield the desired results and some party members were now contemplating introducing other mobilisation programmes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

 The source said that CCC was likely to establish a call centre as a campaign strategy. This strategy would involve collecting people’s contact details and then use these numbers to call the electorate persuading them to vote for that party.

The source added that following the failure of Mugwazo programme, CCC was also contemplating setting up a chat box to augment challenges that hindered the  programme.

Efforts to get a comment from Chinobva and CCC interim spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere were futile as their mobile phones were not reachable.