New Parties Eyeing POLAD Seats: Mliswa
21 September 2021

By Jane Mlambo| Controversial Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has said the new political parties sprouting everyday could be eyeing seats on POLAD which has proved to be a lucrative after President Emmerson Mnangagwa pampered smaller parties with top of the range cars.

Posting on Twitter, Mliswa said while the setting up of new parties can be lauded for its democratic significance, their relevance in the current situation is non-existent.

“I see more political parties being set up. That could be lauded for democratic significance but the practical truth is that they are absolutely useless in the wider matrix of local politics. They may be eyeing seats on POLAD but for the people most of these parties are useless,” said Mliswa.

A number of new political parties have emerged with the most interesting ones being FORUS and DAVID.

Another party named Citizen Convergence for Change has also written to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announcing its formation.

In the 2018 Presidential elections, a record of 22 political parties contested for the presidential ballot while an even bigger number tussled for other lower seats including parliamentary and local government.

Opposition MDC Alliance aligned activists and analysts have accused Zanu PF of sponsoring the countless parties to confuse voters.