By Byron Mutingwende- Determined to restore the social contract, the Freedom of Rights Under Sovereign (FORUS) Party party is working on winning the 2023 elections with a view of creating a democratic society in which fundamental freedoms are respected.
This emerged at the party’s manifesto launch held over the weekend where its maverick leader, Manyara Irene Muyenziwa reiterated her resolve to take the bull by its horns and take over the reins of power come 2023.
“Our party pledges to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which Zimbabweans seek to balance the fundamental values of economic freedom, equality, and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance, or conformity.
“Restoration of the social contract, building strong and independent institutions, economic devolution and equal development, the establishment of a consensus state, eliminating corruption at all levels of power, development, and urbanization of rural areas and infrastructure transformation,” said Muyenziwa
She said the party is ready to usher in a leadership that will compete and finish the business of the liberation struggle.
“FORUS is a liberal democratic party whose core values includes recognition of the importance of the liberation of Zimbabwe in laying the first step of the country; thus commits to a fresh and transformational leadership that will complete and finish the unfinished business of the liberation struggle,
“The promotion of a democratic, transformative market economy where the regulatory role is to create a highly sophisticated and highly technologized society, Freedom, equality, and justice that enable individuals to pursue their own interests, Safeguarding of civil rights and liberties based on the observation and respect of the rule of law,” she said
Muyenziwa said FORUS will be a force to reckon with and will not fold because they have the support of the people.
“There should be over 150 parties registered as opposition parties in Zimbabwe but where are they? l have been in the rural areas and in all places, and people told me that no political party leader has ever visited them. Probably the last leader that visited them was the late former President Robert Mugabe. FORUS will not pop up today and go tomorrow,” said Muyenziwa.