- Too much emphasis on raising money, without rational and prioritised programmes and plans
- Too many public stunts - stakeholder gatherings, for example, that are without strategic focus
- No evidence yet that a Team is emerging - currently we have just a collection of individuals projecting different messages and priorities (e.g. PM/President over the farm invasions)
- Much talk about inclusion, but reality is that there is limited or no space for other civic or political actors
- Initial indications on the constitution-making and national healing do not signify adequate and substantive inclusion
We believe that in the new Zimbabwe, the following principles should guide our national systems, especially state functions:
- supremacy of the constitution;
- separation of responsibilities of state institutions;
- separation of party and state;
- limitation of terms of office of both party and state officers; and,
- separation of religion and state.
We believe that the country is ready for another force in national politics. One that does not only articulate what we are against, but more so, what we are for. A political force that offers a vision of the future, rather than remain prisoners of the past. A force that recognises and values the past, as a foundation and stepping stone to the future, not as the destination.
The country needs a leadership that understands and accepts the strength of diversity in a united nation. A leadership that recognizes that there is more that unites us than divides us, and embraces each one of us into the family of Zimbabwe. A leadership that understands and accepts that our strength, as a country, is assured when we belong to the family of nations; than when we remain in isolation.