MDC-N still going strong

Prof Welshman Ncube's MDC has denied that it faces political extinction after the forthcoming crunch ballot.

Welshman Ncube
Welshman Ncube

MDC spokesman Kurauone Chihwayi said it was not the first time people had predicted the collapse of the MDC. He said following the October 2005 MDC split over a decision to contest Senate polls, prophets of doom predicted the collapse of his party, but it was still standing.

"I don't know what witchdoctor is going around telling people that the end of the GNU would signal the end of the MDC. It is not correct that there is no future for the MDC," Chihwayi said.

Chihwayi claimed the MDC had the best candidate and challenged Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and President Mugabe to a live TV presidential debate with Prof Ncube.

"We are ready to present him for a live debate," Chihwayi said.

Chihwayi said it would disastrous for Zimbabwe to go for fresh vote without dealing with toxic issues from the last election.

"There is also need before we get to election to heal the country," he said. "There is a lot of work to be done. The framework for national healing is now in place. It’s now being discussed by all political parties.

Chihwayi said his party fully backed the polling station-based voters roll.

“As a political party we believe there is need for us to be sincere with each other to commit ourselves to the creation of a free and fair election."

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