HARARE— Another opposition party set to contest general elections in 2018 has been officially launched in Zimbabwe.
The Economic National Democratic Party (ENDP) is led by Thabani Tigere, a former Gokwe district secretary of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, who contested the party’s primaries in Gokwe-Nembudziya constituency in 2005.
He left the MDC formation the following year and formed ENDP in 2013.
Tigere said, “We stand for real democracy, economic emancipation and eradication of poverty through creation of jobs, revival of industries and agriculture.”
Tigere urged all opposition parties to join ENDP saying his party is brand new and likely to transform the country, currently ravaged by serious social and economic problems.
He told reporters that his party would incorporate structures catering for the elderly and religious issues.
Almost 60 opposition parties are preparing for the 2018 harmonized local government, parliamentary, senatorial and presidential elections.
President Robert Mugabe will contest the presidential election at the age of 94. – VOA