MDC-T ready for coalition against Zanu PF
MDC-T says it is ready to join forces with other political parties to end the Zanu PF dictatorship.
Douglas Mwonzora, MDC-T spokesperson, said the idea of a coalition to fight Zanu PF had been well received by the other opposition parties.
“We are willing to join with all those parties that want to progressively work towards change,” said Mwonzora. “Our position is that for meaningful change to happen all progressive forces must unite to remove Zanu PF.”
He said the MDC-T and other parties had worked together before and they had succeeded. He cited the recent re-election of Lovemore Moyo as parliamentary Speaker.
“Modalities on how we work will differ from time to time. It is just like what happened when we approached Sadc, we were united. But methods of working will be looked at depending on what other parties think,” said Mwonzora.
The fo of the MDC led by Arthur Mutambara said it welcomed the idea of joining forces to remove Zanu PF although it emphasised that it would not do so with anybody.
“It is a good proposal and we are willing to look at it and examine what it means, but this does not mean to say we are prepared to enter into an alliance with the devil,” said Maxwell Zimuto, the faction’s spokesman.
Mavambo-Kusile-Dawn led by former Finance minister Simba Makoni said it was ready to co-operate with other genuinely democratic and patriotic national organisations but not on the grounds of being against Mugabe.
“We are not motivated to be against, but to be for,” said party spokesman Silver Bhebhe.
“So an arrangement predicated on being “against Mugabe” would not be well grounded. In light of that, we believe that any coalition of opposition forces must be based on values, principles and policies that must get Zimbabwe working again.”