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Transform Zimbabwe Party
Leader Jacob Ngarivhume
Slogan Viva TZ
Ideology Building a leadership that is based on values of integrity, trust, transparency, accountability and goodwill
Religion Christian
National affiliation Zimbabwe
Colors blue and white
Website
http://www.tz.co.zw

Transform Zimbabwe is a political party in Zimbabwe their aim is to cultivate leaders from all walks of life whose inner spiritual transformation, both in their private and public life, makes them exemplary.[2]

We have to work together as a people to find ways we can hold the government accountable for its failures. We cannot continue rewarding these people with a salary each month when there is very little to show for it, says their leader Joseph.

The founder

President

His most ambitious effort came with the conflagration during the run-up to the Presidential run-off election in June 2008. But after Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out, hope turned to dismay when Jacob was unable to persuade the MDC leadership not to enter into the ill-fated Inclusive Government with ZANU(PF). Never one to give up, he formed the Voice for Democracy to combat fear and build confidence within the most vulnerable communities to prevent violence and rigging. Despite huge success, funding dried up. But Jacob persevered. As a deeply committed Christian he founded Prayer Network Zimbabwe. Formation

A political party which began merely as a small group of 9 manifested into an astounding 12,000-member Christian network group, Prayer Network Zimbabwe in 2013 started by then Interim President Jacob Ngarivhume.Transform Zimbabwe will focus on re-engagement with western countries, building an inclusive and competitive economy and empowering every Zimbabwean through access to education, training and health facilities, ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections in Zimbabwe.[3]

Transform Zimbabwe press conference Official Video
Party President Gets arrested
Zim police disrupt Transform Zimbabwe executive meeting Official Video

On the 5th of August 2014, Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) party claimed that their leader Jacob Ngarivhume was forced by police in Nyanga to sign a warned-and-cautioned statement admitting to the charge of addressing an illegal public meeting. TZ spokesperson Sungai Mazando said Ngarivhume was charged with contravening Section 24(6) of the Public Order and Security Act (Posa) for addressing a church gathering at Holy Cross Church at Mangongondoza Township in Nyanga on June 18,2014.Police accused him of turning a church gathering into a political meeting.In recent months, Ngarivhume and TZ members were also arrested on several occasions for contravening Posa.He was interrogated by police in Tsholotsho in April and detained in Chimanimani in June.In July, he endured four days in police custody in Gweru and Harare. TZ activists including Ngarivhume’s wife appeared at the Gweru Magistrates’ Court facing charges of contravening Section 37 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly participating in a gathering with the intention to promote public violence. Mazando said the party would soldier on despite the arrest.[1] March Against Bond Notes

In August 2016 The High Court of Zimbabwe cleared a mass demonstration against bond notes which the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said will launch in October 2016. The Zimbabwe Republic Police had earlier on banned the demonstration which they argued would obstruct traffic in the city centre urging applicants to find other ways to hand their petition to Finance Minister.According to Kennedy Masiye, a lawyer from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Justice Lavender Makoni ordered the police not to interfere with the demonstration.The ZLHR had made an urgent chamber application on behalf of Transform Zimbabwe political party seeking to bar the police from interfering with a demonstration which was scheduled in the capital.The anti-bond notes march that took place turned violent after riot police attacked peaceful protesters. The riot police attacked the marchers as they approached parliament where the Zimbabwe Coalition of Unemployed Graduates who had organised the #ThisGown march, intended to leave a petition. Riot police started firing tear gas resulting in the marchers retreating before they retaliated by throwing stones which did not only result in the police to dispersing but also damaged vehicles that were parked in the street. The police came back with a water canon which finally managed to disperse the crowd[4]

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  1. [1],    , Published:8 April 2014 , Retrieved: 3 Aug 2016