New Zimbabwe opposition pulls out of poll
Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) has elected South Africa based activist Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena as the party's General Secretary

New Zimbabwe opposition pulls out of poll

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE recently-formed Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) has ruled out participation in the country’s general elections next year.
Ian Beddowes, ZCP National Political Commissar, said, “The ZCP has no interest in standing at the 2018 Zimbabwe general election, which will clearly be a contestation of individuals with no ideology and no vision.”
Nonetheless, the party said it was committed to the building of a National Democratic Economy based on the self-activity of the working-people and the restoration of production.
“No other Zimbabwean party has a developed and practical policy like that of the ZCP which is based on working with the informal sector and the peasants to improve production in both urban and rural areas, uniting the fragmented trade union movement,” Beddowes said.
In South Africa, ZCP is working with migrant workers’ organisations in co-ordination with South African trade unions.
This past weekend, the organisation held an induction seminar for the National Steering Committee in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa.
The event was held with the assistance of the South African Communist Party and other fraternal organisations.
Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena has been elected as General Secretary.
– CAJ News

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