By Munesu Chigada
Harare, Zimbabwe (News of the South) – The Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) has trashed local opposition parties accusing them of lacking coherent strategies and ideologies that will be able to provide access to wealth for the poor.
ZCP’s newly appointed national political commissar, Ian Beddowes said the MDC-T and other opposition parties do not have a coherent ideology and, as a result, they were not going to be able to represent the aspirations of the working poor.
Beddowes said even though his party will not be contesting the 2018 elections they are other ways through which they can have input.
“The other political parties in the country do not have a coherent ideology”
“For now we are going to encourage productive capitalism and take the economy to the people. We want every district, city to have a plan on how to redistribute wealth to our people,” he said.
He said that his party aimed at advocating for “productive capitalism” which would see the country’s wealth being returned to the
Beddowes described his organisation as the “vanguard party” that would “restore the country’s wealth into the hands of ordinary masses”.
“We’ve set up the first communist party in Zimbabwe and we are in the process of forming a vanguard party that will see the working people of Zimbabwe, especially the poor, having their share in the country’s wealth,” said Beddowes
“We are a group of committed people who are politically active in other organisation that also include the so called opposition parties. We even have people who are interested in joining us within the ranks of the ruling party”
“Therefore, we’re going to play a significant role in influencing policy decision that would be beneficial to the working poor,” said Beddowes.
Beddowes said the ZPC wanted to build a national democratic economy based on “the self-activity of the working-people and the restoration of production”.
ZPC was currently being led by its general secretary Nicholas Mabhena
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