The late National Hero Edson Sithole’s son, Garikai Musanoka Sithole who made headlines in 2006 for suing Rhodesian Premier Ian Douglas Smith over the disappearance of his father during the liberation struggle is in a bid to launch a new political party.
Speaking to Tell Zimbabwe this afternoon, Sithole said he had already mobilised people to join the structures of his newly formed Zimbabwe Empowerment Movement (ZEM) political party .
“I have already formed this party and we are going to formally launch it in Bulawayo towards the end of this month,” said Sithole.
Sithole said it was high time Zimbabweans look for better alternative political parties since Zanu PF’s policies had failed to bring economic fortunes to the general public.
Ready to go… Garikai Musanoka Sithole
“We went to war but over three decades down the line, we still languish in poverty. Takarwa tikapedza basa todyei (We fought but after war we are still hungry.. where is the food). Very soon everyone will realise the need for an alternative political player in the name of ZEM,” he added.