Former Industry and International Trade Minister, Dr. Nkosana Moyo, says he will contest in the 2018 presidential election against his former boss President Robert Mugabe and several others.
Moyo made the announcement in Harare on Thursday and indicated that he will contest under a new opposition party called the Alliance for the People's Agenda.
He noted that he was not interested in joining or forming a coalition of opposition parties, saying in most cases such moves were counterproductive.
Some opposition parties, which include Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T, Joice Mujuru's National People's Party and the MDC formation led by Professor Welshman Ncube are in the process of forming a coalition ahead of the 2018 general polls.
The former Zimbabwean cabinet minister resigned his post under protest in 2001 and left for South Africa after claiming that he was unable to work under Mr. Mugabe, whose party lacked vision and trust of the electorate.
President Mugabe called him a coward, noting that Moyo was spineless.
Mr. Mugabe, who will be aged 94 next year, is the ruling party's sole candidate in the 2018 presidential election.