Renowned political commentator, University of Zimbabwe lecturer Eldred Masunungure has said there is a possibility of Zanu PF dialoguing with its bitter rival MDC T following Douglas Mwonzora’s ascension to the latter’s presidency last month, Daily News reports.
Masunungure speaking to the publication said Mwonzora has said President Mnangagwa congratulating Mwonzora for being the party President was something new:
It is the first time that the ruling party has warmly welcomed the election of a leader of the opposition … This may suggest that the MDC … can work together in some kind of an alliance with Zanu PF, either to strengthen the already existing arrangement, Polad which Mwonzora has not really said he has problems with or some form of an inclusive government
Masunungure further said such an arrangement will mainly benefit the ruling party:
Such arrangement will be whereby the MDC … will be a junior partner, because it is not possible to go in bed with Zanu PF on an equal footing at this point, and many are not sure that the opposition will come out of it unscathed.
Douglas Mwonzora won the disputed MDC T elections held on 27 December 2020 and replaced Thokozani Khupe as the party’s president.