Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) deputy national spokesperson Ostallos Siziba has reiterated his party’s call for a return to constitutionalism saying they will make use of their legislators in the national assembly to advance issues raised by citizens.
Speaking to journalists in Harare Wednesday afternoon, Siziba said Parliament will be the party’s focal point in their quest to resolve the ‘abuse of power’ by the executive.
“CCC is calling for the return to constitutionalism, rule of law and democratic practice. Our Parliamentarians are going to be critical in pushing this envelope particularly to make sure that we advance the principles and values and issues that are raised by our ordinary people.
“Parliament is going to be a very important zone for our citizen struggle to attempt to resolve the crisis that involves the executive tyranny which is basically the control of the executive which contrary to the provisions of the Constitution which provides for the separation of powers. In the current situation we see the dominance of the executive without such powers provided for by the Constitution,” said Siziba
He said the opposition movement had begun engagement with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and African Union (AU) on the ‘deepening and increased political crisis’ in the country.
“We have obviously began our engagement with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and African Union (AU) we have written to these bodies and we expect to have meetings with them on the deepening and increased political crisis and of course on the question of reforms which we believe is at the centre of Zimbabwe’s vicious disputed election that have been visiting this country since 1980,” he said.
Siziba called on young people to accept the party’s call to register to vote because there is need for participatory engagement with people in terms of making sure that Zimbabwe crisis’ is resolved as the country enters the shadows of the next elections.