By Mlondolozi Ndlovu
A small opposition political party Transform Zimbabwe has warned that any attempt to form a coalition to dislodge Zanu PF without including the MDC-T will not yield any result as Tsvangirai’s party is the biggest opposition party in the country.
Zimbabwean political parties are in efforts to form a formidable force that will lead to the removal of President Mugabe’s government which has been in power for 37 years.
Currently over five fringe opposition political parties have united under the banner of the Coalition for Democrats (CODE) with Morgan Tsvangirai mooting a coalition with former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s National People’s Party (NPP).
Speaking in Harare on Monday leader of Transform Zimbabwe, Jacob Ngarivhume said opposition political parties should respect Tsvangirai’s MDC-T for its role in the country’s struggle for democracy saying any coalition without the MDC-T was doomed.
“We believe absolutely that a coalition that would not include and involve a political party like the MDC-T may not easily reach its objectives. So, we feel that if we all unite as opposition political parties including the MDC-T, who are very important partner in the political processes of this country,” said Ngarivhume.
Transform Zimbabwe added that they was need for opposition political parties to realise that the MDC-T has won the elections before and as such
“MDC-T is one of the partners we have been identified. We also need to appreciate that they have been one of the main political parties and they have won an election before in 2008 and now we understand by 74% from what is coming out,
“You know they have been sole opposition political party and they need to be respected for that,” he added.
The fringe political party highlighted that they were being invited by other political parties but they were currently in talks with the main opposition party.
“Transform Zimbabwe is currently involved in coalition talks and has since been approached by various players. Transform Zimbabwe has picked on what we feel is the best option to move the nation forward. We are in electoral alliance discussions with the MDC-T,” they added.
Ngarivhume’s party was formed in December 2013 and is among over 40 political parties in the country and is currently engaging in a voter registration education process.