New party enters presidential race

HARARE - Yet another political party has been formed in Zimbabwe ahead of forthcoming elections.

Progressive and Innovative Movement of Zimbabwe (PIMZ), launched by a former Zesa employee, became the 29th party to enter the presidential race.

Tendai Munyanduri, the PIMZ president, said the party intended to contest the 2013 elections and was registered with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

Munyanduri said his party promises to put food on the table by restoring the economy.

“Industrialising Zimbabwe and eradication of corruption in government and parastatals will ensure a prosperous economy and better services to citizens,” Munyanduri said.

“Legalising non-criminal illegal markets will mean more people with adequate income. Subsidised food, accommodation and energy will mean decent life for the majority.”

He said respect for the individual will be enshrined in the constitution, at law and in deeds by State agents under his PIMZ.

“No harassment of citizens by law enforcement agents and government employees in general will be tolerated,” he said.

Munyanduri lambasted the ruling Zanu PF party for hiding its cumulative incompetence by blaming all its failures on Western sanctions.

“I have heard many people say Zanu PF is an obvious puppet of China,” Munyanduri said. “It is therefore more believable that Zanu PF is a puppet of China than to believe MDC formations are puppets of Western countries. It is a general perception that Zanu PF has surrendered national economic wealth to China and India.”

He said PIMZ shall strive to recruit the best person for the most strategic job at all levels within its structures and government portfolios.

He said free inputs will be given to home industries and small entrepreneurs to nurture them into full fledged industries and commercial giants.

“A hotline will be created for all citizens to contact and chat with their President and or the President’s office,” he said.

“PIMZ will provide scientific leadership which is key and core to national development. It will fashion science, engineering and technology, as a vehicle for national development and industrialisation.”
According to Zimbabwe’s electoral commission there are 28 parties registered nationally. This amount is likely to increase with the registration of the new parties.

There are three parties represented in the country’s Parliament. - Staff Writer

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