MDC Should Unite Before Negotiating

FOR any progress to be made in Zimbabwe, the MDC factions should unite and speak with one voice. Mugabe will use the divide and rule game. It has served him well in the past.

Carrots will be dangled before the Mutambara faction leaders who will then be absorbed and paralysed. Diversity in all respects is good as it ensures progress.

Homogeneity is dangerous. But at this time entering the negotiations as a divided front for the opposition is not helpful.

The Mutambara faction should be behind Morgan Tsvangirai. They should refuse to recognise Mugabe as president after his “sham” election and join Tsvangirai in negotiations to ensure restoration of democracy.

Every capable Zimbabwean will have an opportunity to lead under free and fair conditions.

Augustine Wafuka,
awafuka@gmail.com