Tsvangirai asks Trump for help battling Mnangagwa

MDC Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai is asking US President Donald Trump for assistance in dealing with President Emmerson Mnangagwa whose government has kept a tight lid on democratic reforms in the run up to next year’s elections.

Tsvangirai has sent off a three member delegation to Trump in Washington DC – part of a global campaign to exert international pressure on President Mnangagwa.

The development comes as the nation readies for the upcoming polls where Tsvangirai will face a military run party whose generals have before sworn that they will never salute him.

Tsvangirai’s three member delegation consists of MDC-T Vice President Nelson Chamisa, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti and MDC president Welshman Ncube, who doubles as MDC Alliance spokesperson.

The three left Harare yesterday for Ethiopia where they will go to the Africa Union Headquarters before proceeding to the US and Europe. MDC Alliance executive member Jameson Timba revealed the trip to local paper NewsDay.

“Those three leaders are on a diplomatic mission to apprise to the international community on developments in Zimbabwe, but most importantly to alert the international community of the need for free, credible and fair elections in Zimbabwe when it is time,” said Timba.

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