By Staff Reporter
HARARE – Youthful Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ) leader Godfrey Tsenangamu has distanced himself and his political outfit from the unpopular Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) citing it as a disgrace as it fails to meet the needs of Zimbabweans.
The former outspoken Zanu Pf Youth league Political Commissar, turned FEEZ Party leader felt POLAD was a disgrace which lacked honor and representation of the ordinary Zimbabwean.
“There is no point and honor in bieng part of such an arrangement as POLAD in it’s current form . It has become a disgrace to Zimbabweans, it has produced nothing for Zimbabwe.” Tsenangamu emphasised.
Tsenengamu who launched the country’s 108th political party, the Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ), was fired from Zanu PF last year as youth league leaders after Lewis Matutu and Tsenengamu held a press conference were they named and shamed top businessmen whom they allege to be behind cartels fueling corruption in forex trading, fuel supply, mining activities, and the pharmaceutical sector.
Speaking in an interview with The Harare Times, Tsenangamu said he felt the outfit had created a platform from which President Mnangagwa was manipulating the 2018 contestants.
“It is in our view that as POLAD would be a good start in facilitating dialogue, It has proved to be much but a platform created by Mnangagwa to manage those who participated in the 2018 elections.” The FEEZ interim President said.
Tsenangamu emphasised that they did not technically qualify as they were new political players while POLAD was established following the 2018 plebiscite despite holding no interest in joining.
“In regards to that we are very clear, we are not going to join POLAD. POLAD is a platform created by ED to accommodate loosing candidates from the 2018 elections. As FEEZ we are just getting started , we didn’t participate in the 2018 elections so there is no reason or basis to join POLAD.” The FEEZ President also said.
POLAD was established by the country’s 2018 incumbent President Mnangagwa following the election which was contested by the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa.