By Nevson Mpofu
Harare–Walter Mzembi former Foreign Affairs Minister has been confirmed the President of Zimbabwe’s new opposition Leader the People’s Party . The Party was formed under auspices of G40 ZANU PF former Ministers .The Ministers left office un-ceremoniously upon Robert Mugabe’s oust after the 17 November 2017 coup in Harare .
Party Interim Secretary Lloyd Msipa confirmed three things . Firstly that Walter Mzembi former short lived Minister of Foreign Affairs is the Party President . Secondly , that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission recognized existence of the Party on 6 November last year . The last confirmation is that the Party that is guided by the Guadian Council formed under auspices of former disgruntled ZANU PF Ministers of G40 faction .This Party , he repeatedly said is to face vehemently Mnangagwa’s Government . Godfrey Gandawa former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education is the Deputy President .
‘’Walter Mzembi is the President of the Party that is to face Mnangagwa with strong resistance . The Party is recognized its existence by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission . The Party which is a 30 member Guardian Council will face Mnangagwa ‘s ZANU PF Lacoste heavily ..
‘’The party has what is called the Guardian Council . This is a 30 Member committee . Its duties ranges from decision making to strategic plans meant to overthrow the Zimbabwe ruling party under Mnangagwa . The house is already in order . For now I can only say Walter Mzembi and the structure of the party will be announced at the launch .
Walter Mzembi served as Minister of Tourism for a long time . He was later given the powers to head the Ministry of Tourism by Robert Mugabe barely 3 months before the coup . Several Party officials linked to the two parties could not be reached on cell phones at the time of going to Press .