Malema buoys Mugabe rivals into action

EFF Comander-In-Chief Julius Malema

EFF Comander-In-Chief Julius Malema

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN opposition parties seem to have been inspired by outspoken South African opposition leader, Julius Malema, who has denounced President Robert Mugabe’s continued stay in power.
The Economic Freedom Fighters leader labeled politicians in the neighbouring country as “cowards” for failing to challenge the veteran leader who turns 93 next month.
Mugabe’s former deputy, Joice Mujuru, fired from Mugabe’s Zanu (PF), said her Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) said efforts were being “doubled” to ensure a strong opposition coalition stands on Mugabe’s way in the watershed elections in 2018.
She expressed readiness to work with the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, who has been Mugabe’s biggest rival for over two decades.
“Right now we are talking to MDC on bilateral and more issues. So for elections, we are sure democratic forces will be ready to work together because Zanu (PF) and Mugabe are our common enemies,” said Mujuru.
Tsvangirai also confirmed his party was willing to join forces with democratic forces of ZimPF and the smaller MDC led by Welshman Ncube’ wrestle power from Zanu (PF) and Mugabe, in power since liberation from British rule in 1980.
His party has nominated him for reelection next year amid factionalism.

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