By Staff Reporter
ZIMBABWE Communist Party (ZCP) which was formed in May this year, says it is not going to field any candidate in the impending 2018 general elections adding that they prefer national dialogue aimed at solving the various challenges bedevilling the country.
Party secretary general Ngqabutho Mabhena who defected from the Welshman Ncube led MDC told the media that his party will choose a candidate to back adding that the upcoming elections are not going to solve the challenges being faced in the country.
“The immediate challenge faced by the working class and peasants in Zimbabwe is a lack of political freedom and failure to access money from banks.
“While we partly support progressive forces who call for the implementation of the 2013 constitution, we further call for a national dialogue of anti-capitalist to resolve the economic and political crisis as this will not be resolved through a contested election in 2018,” said Mabhena.
Mabhena said the call for a national dialogue was upon the realisation that the working class and the peasants were divided along the ruling party and the opposition.
Calls by ZCP comes just a few days after seven opposition political parties united to form an alliance that will see them putting their efforts together against President Robert Mugabe in 2018 under the banner of MDC alliance.
Meanwhile, Mabhena who is also the chairperson of a group called Zimbabwe Community in South Africa said he was in the country to meet with Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo concerning the renewal of work permits for Zimbabweans living in South Africa.