Minister to form a new political party
Just a day after ANC president Jacob Zuma said he could not call Robert Mugabe a comrade, a new Zimbabwean political party is on the cards.
The new party, named Christians For Peace, Justice and Democracy, will be officially launched on December 26 at the Central Methodist Church in the Johannesburg CBD.
It will be launched in Zimbabwe early next month. Founding president Reverend Timothy Chiguvare, 51, said he was moved by the number of Zimbabweans who have been victimised by Mugabe's regime.
"Negotiations to bring Zanu-PF and MDC into a government of national unity have failed while starvation and cholera kill our people every day," he said.
CPJD has three immediate objectives:
l A referendum which will pass a vote of no confidence in Mugabe.
l Impeachment which will see Mugabe accused of serious crimes against humanity and fraud.
l An independent transitional government which will run parallel to the negotiations between Zanu-PF and MDC. Mugabe will not be part of this transitional government, Chiguvare added.