Is Mugabe’s continued stay causing confusion in the MDC-T?


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The Movement for Democratic Change seems to be in a quandary about what is happening since the military intervention last week.

Party spokesman Obert Gutu said in a statement that the party was not interested in a coalition with a Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front faction, after ZANU-PF legal affairs secretary Patrick Chinamasa said the party would go it alone in forming a new government.

“The MDC is not at all desperate to push the factional agenda of any particular ZANU-PF faction. We are there to protect and fight for the interests of the generality of the suppressed and oppressed masses of Zimbabwe,” Gutu said.

Party leader Morgan Tsvangirai on the other hand insisted that all stakeholders must be involved in the new dispensation if the military was genuine in transforming the country.

“If the military was motivated by the patriotic duty to return the country to normalcy, then there must be a call for an all-stakeholders’ meeting to craft a way forward without any further delay,” Tsvangirai said.

“Or else this confusion will undermine an otherwise good opportunity that would have steered the country towards a fresh start. It would be inimical to progress and the future of the country if all this action was about power retention at all costs.”

Below are the statements fro Tsvangirai and Gutu

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