Chamisa on Friday confirmed that there had been a lot
of ground covered in efforts to forge a united
alliance to contest against President Robert Mugabe
and Zanu (PF) in crucial harmonized elections next
Reliable sources told The Zimbabwean that this weekend
has been set for the announcement and formalizing of a
deal reportedly signed last week in South Africa.
“There is progress on that issue,” Chamisa said.
“Communication on that shall be made soon at the
appropriate stage and in the right manner.”
Sources in both formations of the MDC on Friday
reiterated that a unity deal was due to be announced
this weekend, with some suggesting it shall be done at
a press conference whilst others saying a rally was
planned at which the deal would be announced.
Spokesman of MDC (Mutambara) Gabriel Chaibva was not
available for comment on Friday.
Sources say the deal struck last week shall see Morgan
Tsvangirai representing the united force to contest
for the presidency against Mugabe, whilst Arthur
Mutambara gets a seat to contest for in Harare.
Further to that, seating MPs from both formations
would be assured of the mandate to launch another bid
in their current constituencies without challenges
from the other faction.
Mugabe has set the 29th of next month for the combined
elections, expected to attract a lot of international
attention at a time the country is grappling with a
complex political logjam and unprecedented economic
MDC (Tsvangirai) spokesman, Nelson Chamisa has
confirmed that "there is progress" on the front of
unity between the two formations of the main
opposition but still declines to reveal further
details saying that would be done soon.