THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube is launching the party’s manifesto in Mashonaland East province. Also in attendance are coalition partners Zapu who are represented by their president Dumiso Dabengwa and his deputy Emila Mukaratirwa. Dabengwa has pledged support for the MDC even beyond this election.
“The people of Zimbabwe have never enjoyed peace since 1980 but with this coalition we hope a time shall come when we shall enjoy fruits of liberation,” Dabengwa said. Dabengwa also expressed his happiness that the launch is taking place in Chikomba, the home district of his best friend, the late former army commander Solomon Mujuru.
“I came because Mujuru wanted change in Zanu PF and it will now take place. Wherever he is he should know that I am still fighting for that change”. Also present is United Movement for Democracy which has also pledged its allegiance to MDC leader Welshman Ncube.