Merely a day after Zimbabwe celebrated its 37th independence event from the British colonial rule to whence the country has been led by ZANU PF party, the leaders of the two most influential opposition parties have drawn and signed a Memorandum of Understanding drawing a road-map to a grand coalition that may see President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF face their yet biggest electoral challenge.
Tsvangirai, who leads the MDC-T party that has so far caused deep turmoil to the fortunes of political status quo in the last three electoral tenures has officially inked on the marriage of coalition with Dr Mujuru, former Vice President of Zimbabwe under Zanu PF and founder of Zimbabwe People First party before she abandoned the brand owing to what she underlined as Zanu PF tendencies and attitudes within some fellow Cdes she had journeyed with in the trenches which she underlined will not reflect the party objective of putting “People First”. She now leads National People’s Party.
” This day has been 6 months in the making and is just a road-map to a united opposition to challenge Mugabe in the coming elections and we face rebuilding Zimbabwe together”, added Dr Mujuru after signing the document.
Dr Tsvangirai who was in a buoyant mood and visibly upbeat to the deal shared a joke or two, “Oh, tell me this is not the GNU coalition I was once made to sign, this is now the future of Zimbabwe..”
He concluded by exhorting and encouraging particularly the young to take part in the coming elections starting with registering to vote.