Agonised Zimbabweans propose unity of opposition

morgan & mujuruFrom MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – FRUSTRATED Zimbabweans believe a coalition among opposition parties offers the best prospect of ending decades of political and economic crisis under President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF).
This has emerged from a two-week tour of ten provinces in the country by former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), to ascertain people’s views ahead of the polls set for next year.
Tsvangirai’s spokesman, Luke Tamborinyoka, said a majority of Zimbabweans were disillusioned by crises and have urged opposition parties to join forces to end Mugabe’s reign that started from 1980.
“The people are speaking and we are listening. Future generations will not forgive us if we let slip this chance to consign mis-governance to the dustbins of history,” said Tamborinyoka.
The nationwide consultations have paved way for the formation of a coalition of the country’s opposition parties.
Joice Mujuru, the Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, unceremoniously fired from government for allegedly plotting to unseat Mugabe, has also hinted at the coalition.
“We (ZimPF) are ready to work with other democratic forces that are ready to work with us. Right now we discussing bilateral issues with MDC but we also have many more prospective partners we are talking to,” said Mujuru.
Mugabe and Zanu (PF), in power since independence from Britain, have been blamed for ruinous economic policies that have led to starvation, industrial decline and millions fleeing the country.
Mugabe has retained power amid allegations of vote rigging, violence and lack of formidable opposition.

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