The two parties have squared up against each other as Zapu tries to win back its former stronghold, which has since 2000 been the hunting turf of the MDC. Zapu failed to win a single seat in last year’s elections – controversially won by Zanu (PF). The MDC-T came second in the polls, sweeping all seats in Bulawayo.
Future Msebele, the Zapu Youth Front’s secretary for administration accused the MDC-T of engaging in “confrontational talk” and said his party would not “apologise for whatever action our members embarked on.”
“Violence is not an option in Zimbabwe’s politics,” he said. He also rubbished talk of his party going into a coalition with either Zanu (PF) or Tsvangirai’s party.
“The sons and daughters of ZIPRA forces believe that the coalition should be guided by principle and ideology, not by common hatred,” added Msebele. “We are going back to our branches to mobilise and remind our comrades, friends and sympathisers of what we stand for. Even if half of our members and sympathisers were killed during ‘the moment of madness’ and the other half has been bought, we would like to inform ZANU’s government to stop reserving posts for former ZAPU cadres, as we are no longer in partnership with them.”Post published in: News