In an effort to challenge the President Robert Mugabe’s over thirty years leadership at the polls next year, Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is teaming up with former allies to oust him.
President Robert Mugabe, 93, been at the helms of affairs since independence in 1980.
Movement for Democratic Change, MDC, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, have been the major opposition to Mugabe since 1999, but it lost much grip due to its splits in 2005 and 2014.
The two-breakaway faction led by Welshman Ncube, and Tendai Biti, who left on 2005 and 2014 respectively on Saturday signed a pact with MDC which would allow them present a candidate in some constituencies under the MDC flagship.
The move will increase support for Morgan Tsvangirai fourth bid for the presidential seat.
Tsvangirai said, all opposition parties must unite.
“We as members of this alliance are saying that we are creating this narrative; a narrative to give our people hope, a narrative to give our people another chance, a narrative to complete what we started in 1999.”
Ncube also added that the objective was to eject the ZANU-PF and Mugabe, saying “Anything else is beside the point”.
Political Analyst Earnest Mudzengi said: “What we are realizing to a large extent is the reunification of the old MDC that was formed around 1999 to 2000.”
“So, we now wait to see what those who say they have now joined hands are going to do. Are they going to be the same old MDC that tended to become fractious, or they are now going to pull with one purpose?”