A new political party called The Patriotic Front (TPF) has been formed with Andrew Nyathi coming in as interim secretary-general.
The party’s spokesperson is Mxolisi Ncube, a Zimbabwean journalist based in South Africa.
In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com on Sunday, Ncube said TPF’s ideology was based on “Ubuntu Social Democracy” and seeks;
… to lead Zimbabweans towards productive politics, whose tenets include delivering the economic emancipation, political freedom, religious independence and cultural recognition of all Zimbabweans in an exact manner wished for them by the nation’s founders and gallant heroes, who shed their blood for the country.
On the economic front, Ncube said TPF will work towards an economy modelled after the Rhodesian system which eschewed disproportionate borrowing and spending. Said Ncube:
The Patriotic Front seeks to establish an economy, sculptured around the successful model of the Rhodesian government, anchored on low spending, little borrowing and national planning but fused with equality and perfected by advancement in technology.
Ncube castigated Zimbabwe’s current government, calling it an authoritarian regime, which has placed the nation’s economy in the hands of cartels, the army and the Chinese.