Zimbabwe Liberators Peace Forum (ZLPF) has called on the opposition political parties in Zimbabwe to assist the Zanu PF led government in solving the country’s mounting problems.
Zimbabwe is currently beset with a crippling economic crisis which has resulted in cash shortages, fuel shortages and price hikes.
The country is also currently battling to control a Cholera and Typhoid outbreak that have claimed about 50 people in total.
Speaking at a churches and civic society press conference in Bulawayo, ZLPF spokesperson Mr Max Mkandla said political parties must put aside their differences and work together for the development of the nation.
“Elections are gone hence very Zimbabwean should swallow their pride and recognise each other for the betterment of the country,” said Mkandla.
“The state in which the nation finds itself in calls for a united front”.
He said it was high time for political parties to be people centred.
“As ZLPF, we went to the struggle because we wanted better food, health, education, sanitation, housing, right to life and freedom of association,” said the liberation fighter.
“This can be done in a clean environment where political work together despite their differences”.
Speaking at the same event, Mthokozisi Ncube from Bulawayo Youths Arise (BUYA) said political parties should move on from the elections mood and solve the crisis currently affecting the country.
“We have realised the country is still on hold because of elections,” said Ncube.
“Leaders have to look at issues affecting citizens. Unfortunately, we are still facing political conflicts which are reading economic growth”.
A religious leader Pastor Anglestone Sibanda said the plethora of challenges in the country demand that the country’s leadership commit to the transformation of the people’s lives at all costs.
“The lives of the generality of our people have turned into a nightmare in the post-electoral period,” he said.
“Not only were unarmed people callously gunned down by the army in the streets, but there is no cash, cholera is wreaking havoc, prices of basic commodities are increasing astronomically, and the political impasse seems to have no ending in sight”.
More than 40 civic society groups and churches nationwide have joined hands to push the government to attend to the crisis in the country.