To this day, the Peoples Convention remains the most representative gathering in the history of Zimbabwe where the Peoples Charter, an idea for a cohesive, united, democratic Zimbabwe was adopted.
The Peoples Charter establishes a concrete vision for a new social democratic Zimbabwe in which the battle cry for all Zimbabweans be they men, women and the youth is that ‘’Zimbabwe belongs to all who live and believe it.’'
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Thirty Four years after independence, we have slid backwards in the areas of democracy, human rights, socio-economic rights, for which we hold the ZANU PF government accountable. On the socio-economic front the CPC notes with disappointment
o the absence of free low cost housing,
The Peoples Charter clearly sets out democratic changes required to enable all the people of Zimbabwe to live in unity, enjoying equal rights and opportunities without distinction of political affiliation or belief. It is a document that reflects the noble objectives of the liberation struggle of the people of Zimbabwe for freedom, unity and human dignity. As we commemorate these 6 years of the existence of the Peoples document, we wish to express our concern over cases of rampant state sanctioned corruption namely by parastatals bosses who in acts of self-aggrandizement are awarding themselves hefty salaries and living opulent lifestyles at the expense of lower ranks whose salaries are unrealistically low and service delivery continues plummeting to the lowest levels.
Section (1) (i) of the Peoples Charter clearly states that,
The CPC shall continue to find its legitimacy in the Pan African doctrine safeguarding against the dictatorship of global capital in its programming and outlook - the people must own its existence.
It is therefore imperative for the people of Zimbabwe to stay focused on the important parts of our struggle which are yet to be achieved as they are vital in the liberation of our people and in the transformation their lives.
The struggle must continue until each of the 8 demands of the Peoples Charter are realized.