MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora has warned that Welshman Ncube, leader of the smaller MDC formation, has closed the door to potential re-unification of the two factions to tackle Zanu PF in critical elections set for next year following remarks he made on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hard Talk programme a fortnight ago.
On the programme Ncube said: “I keep underlining that our colleagues in the MDC-T often practise violence. It is on record that (Prime Minister Morgan) Tsvangirai himself has reversed collective decisions and it is also on record that the local government structures that they control have acted as corruptly, if not more (corruptly) than Zanu PF.”
Mwonzora said he found Ncube’s behaviour regrettable because the two parties had achieved so much through co-operation, citing Copac as an example where they had worked together in thwarting Zanu PF’s attempts to smuggle its own clauses into the draft constitution.
However, MDC spokesperson Nhlanhla Dube said they did not need to unite with any party except the 12 million Zimbabweans in order to confront the tyranny, violence and corruption of both MDC-T and Zanu PF. — Staff Writer.