Merger on the cards against Mugabe

Mugabe BEGGINGFrom MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN opposition parties are inching closer to a coalition they are confident will end the 36-year-old reign by President Robert Mugabe.

His former longtime deputy and now opposition leader, Joice Mujuru, disclosed the development at a burial of a key member of her Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party.

“We are fighting for the same cause. There are only a few issues that we agreed that need to be ironed out first,” she said.

A coalition between Mujuru’s ZimPF and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) as well as other smaller parties is earmarked to offer a strong challenge to the grip Mugabe and Zanu (PF) have on power.

The idea of a coalition has been welcomed by many Zimbabweans enduring severe economic hardships.

A divided opposition movement has been credited with retaining Mugabe in power since independence in 1980.

Mujuru called for unity among the opposition.

“Leaders must put aside their egos and put the interests of the suffering Zimbabweans first. They want a better life whether they are MDC or ZimPF.”
Elections are due in 2018.

Mugabe (92) is under pressure to reform electoral laws, seen skewed in his favour, and resign in the wake of the worsening economic situation.
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