THE MDC party led by Professor Welshman Ncube has once again ruled out plans for a grand coalition with other political parties to remove President Robert Mugabe from power in the forthcoming make-or-break elections to be held this year.
Report by Elias Mambo
On Wednesday MDC-T leader Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai met with MDC deputy president Edwin Mushoriwa, Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, Rekerai Semwayo of Zanu Ndonga and Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn leader Simba Makoni after which they ganged up to resist Mugabe’s bid to stampede the nation into elections without reforms.
Sources who attended the meeting told the Zimbabwe Independent Tsvangirai took advantage of the gathering and tried to push for a grand political pact in the next election.
MDC-T insiders say the coalition against the court ruling “may sow seeds for a grand pact against Mugabe in the forthcoming elections”.
“This is the beginning of something great aimed at unseating Mugabe in the forthcoming elections,” said one senior MDC-T official. “We hope the seeds sown today will grow until a pact is formed in the bid to defeat Mugabe and Zanu PF,” the official said.
However, this view is not shared by the MDC, which has since dismissed talk of a political pact with Tsvangirai.
In an interview with the Independent yesterday, Ncube said his party will not entertain any coalition prospects with the MDC-T. “I am tired of these coalition stories,” he said.
“We have a party position and our party spokesperson can inform you of that. I have said it over and over again that we are not getting into any coalition with the MDC-T,” Ncube said.
Ncube is angry Mugabe and Tsvangirai have been excluding him from principals’ meetings, violating the Global Political Agreement and Sadc resolutions. “We now have an alliance between Tsvangirai and Mugabe which also must mean that we now have an alliance between Zanu PF and MDC-T which is working tirelessly against the MDC that I lead,” Ncube has said in the past.