MDC Alliance withdrawing from elections?

The MDC Alliance maybe on the verge of pulling out of the upcoming elections after ZEC turned down some of their demands and police refused to authorise their demo.
The MDC Alliance maybe on the verge of pulling out of the upcoming elections after ZEC turned down some of their demands and police refused to authorise their demo.

Harare – The national executive council of the MDC Alliance will convene urgently in Harare tomorrow at 10:00am the party’s headquarters to decide on an election boycott Khuluma Afrika has learnt.

In an exclusive interview, MDC-T Secretary General and Alliance candidate Douglas Mwonzora told Khuluma Afrika that the alliance was not “ruling out the possibility of pulling out of the election” in light of “earlier developments”

“The national executive and national council are going to debate two things. The first one will be to give a report on what came out from ZEC… regarding the security of certain electoral material…”

Mwonzora was speaking on the back of a heated multiparty meeting with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) where the commission rejected the party’s demands to escort ballot papers and to provide private guards.

Mwonzora also spoke in light of a police ban on the planned picketing by the MDC Alliance.

Mwonzora told Khuluma Afrika that threats by fellow alliance member Charlton Hwende that he was willing to storm the streets in defiance if their demands were not met were if true the latter’s opinion and not an official party position.

In response to Mwonzora’s revelation, Zanu PF spokesperson Paul Mangwana told Khuluma Afrika that elections would proceed with or without the MDC Alliance.

“We are not surprised. They have been pulling out of elections since losing miserably in 2013” 

You can listen to the exclusive interview here: