The opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) today, 24 January 2023, marks one year of existence.
In a Twitter post marking the party’s first anniversary, CCC leader Nelson Chamisa said they are aiming at winning a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly in elections scheduled for later this year. Said Chamisa:
IN ONE YEAR, YOU HAVE EXCELLED…Change Champions, you moved mountains. Because #Godisinit you Won 19/28 MPs, 89/149 Councillors in by-elections.
THANK YOU; … For your solidarity & support [and] For believing and supporting us against all odds. #ANewGreatZimbabwe loading.
We aim to #WinBig to seal the Presidency. 2/3 in Parly, & choose both speaker of Parliament and President of Senate.
We must attain a majority in local authorities. Citizens, let’s do it again! Come, #Thistime let us make it happen Big! #Onepeople
The resolution to launch CCC was made on 22 January 2022 by the party’s National Council.
The resolution to abandon the MDC Alliance name came after MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora appropriated the MDC brand and all its variants.
On 24 January 2022, Chamisa made the announcement during a press conference at Bronte Hotel in Harare that they were launching the Citizens’ Coalition for Change.