ZIMBABWEAN exiles in the United Kingdom have implored opposition political parties back home to desist from political bickering and unite in order to increase their chances of defeating Zanu PF in the 2018 general elections.
Source: Exiled Zimbos call for unity of opposition political parties – NewsDay Zimbabwe December 5, 2016
BY STAFF REPORTER
The Diasporans expressed concern over reports of fresh divisions within the opposition camp, saying the bickering would assure Zanu PF another landslide victory and further keep them away from home.
United-Kingdom-based MDC-T vice-organising secretary, Olive Ruzvidzo, told NewsDay that thousands of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora were yearning to return home and are hopeful that a united opposition would dislodge Zanu PF.
“Zanu PF’s huge win in Chimanimani and its current drive to unite for the 2018 elections must serve as clear warning as to why the MDC must do more to speed up the coalition talks with other progressive opposition parties in Zimbabwe in order to bring the urgently needed change in Zimbabwe,” he said.
“Most Zimbabweans are facing hardships in foreign lands and want to see a coalition between (MDC-T leader Morgan) Tsvangirai and (Joice) Mujuru’s ZimPF, as the most viable and effective solution of removing Mugabe’s dictatorship.”
Ruzvidzo said opposition political leaders should put the interests of the people first and unite to remove Zanu PF from power and put in place a new political dispensation that would allow all Zimbabweans domiciled out of the country as political and economic refugees to return home.
“The forced introduction of the bond notes by the Zanu PF government shows that the opposition should do more and work as one body to remove this dictatorship. Zimbabweans were hoping to go back home soon, but it seems things are getting worse with reports of politically-inspired violence,” he added.