NGO transforms into political outfit

BULAWAYO - Inspired by South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters founded by outspoken former ANC youth league president Julius Malema, the Zimbabwe Unemployed People’s Association (Zupa) has transformed itself into a fully-fledged political party going by the name Economic Corruption Freedom Fighters (ECFF).

Since inception in 2011, Zupa has been pushing for the interests of millions of economically disadvantaged people in the country, albeit with limited success.

With unemployment hovering at over 80 percent and companies shutting down on a weekly basis, Zupa said the only way to go is to form a political party that can challenge the already existing parties and seek redress through the ballot box.

Addressing journalists on Sunday, ECFF president Innocent Ndibali said their mission was to rescue Zimbabweans from “decades of economic bondage”.

“We could not fulfil the objectives of Zupa because of lack of political teeth hence our decision to come up with a political outfit,” Ndibali said.

He said the party will be launched not later than March next year, two years before the country plunges into a watershed election to be held in 2018.

“We are already building up through our Zupa structures existing in different parts of the country,” he said.

The Zupa official accused Zanu PF of spawning the present economic woes, saying it is under “President Robert Mugabe’s watch that Zimbabwe has been reduced from a bread basket to a basket case” of Africa.

“At independence, we acquired political freedom from white minority rule, but we never got to enjoy the economic freedom as the government that took over led by Mugabe simply ruined it.

“It’s not a secret that when Mugabe and his cronies took over this country, it was one of the best economies not only in Africa but in the world. It was a destination of choice not only for investors but for tourists too but now all that is left is history,” he said.

Ndibali said while Zanu PF has been allowed to destroy the livelihoods of many long-suffering Zimbabweans, it was time someone spelt their doom.

“We want to restructure our national economy, fight unemployment, corruption and a plethora of useless poor Chinese investment. Our economy must have a clear solid goal of being the most effective and competitive on both domestic and world markets.”

Asked about his party’s links to Malema’s outfit, Ndibali claimed that he “assisted Malema at their formation of his party and I can confirm that at this stage they are also keen to work with us. We have met several times”.

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