via Too many parties – The Zimbabwean 16.9.2015
A plethora of political parties will play into Zanu (PF)’s hands, say Harare residents interviewed by The Zimbabwean.
“The problem with these politicians is that they view forming parties the same way as opening a business. They are only interested in the money and prestige that comes with it. Deep down in their hearts, most of them know that they cannot win a single seat on their own. We have seen this with the likes of Mavambo, MDC-N, Zapu and others. The small parties must realise that they are wasting our time,” said Thomas Marongwe of Southerton.
Agnes Mapara, a vendor operating in the industrial area, bemoaned the fact that almost all the small parties were led by men. “This goes to show how greedy men are. They go ahead and form those parties and use women to campaign for them so that they can get money from donors,” said Mapara. “Who doesn’t know that we always have these shady parties that emerge towards elections and disappear immediately soon after? No-one takes them seriously. As it stands, the only parties that matter are MDC-T and Mujuru’s People First.
The rest can bark as much as they want but we will not listen to them,” said Crimson Saurombe, who works for a tobacco company.
He urged the major parties to form a coalition or even merge into one to ensure that Zanu (PF) was defeated at the next elections.