By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
Leader of recently formed party, FORUS, Manyara Irene Muyenziwa says the electorate should not judge her party as a ‘fly-by-night’ opposition party as she is fully geared to contest the forthcoming 2023 elections.
She said this in Harare on Saturday while launching the Freedom of Rights Under Sovereign (FORUS) manifesto.
“I think there should be over 150 parties registered as opposition parties in Zimbabwe but where are they? l have been in the rural areas and in all places, and people told me that no political party leader has ever visited them.
“Probably the last leader that visited them was the late former President Robert Mugabe. Forus will not pop up today and go tomorrow,” Muyenziwa said.
The FORUS president also called on the current Zanu PF led government to grant franchise to millions of Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora to cast their votes from their current bases.
“I think it’s a bit unfair for those in Diaspora like me to be allowed to vote given the amount of remittances we pour in this country,” said the UK-based politician.
Her party believes in “people-centred leadership and creation of a consensus state”.
The party also pledged to fulfil democratic values and forging harmony with other nations.
It also would like to see the urbanisation of rural areas and the restoration of the social contract.