Zanu PF spurns MDC's call for another coalition

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s party has spurned opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for another power sharing government ostensibly because President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF had failed to steward the economy.

Mugabe was forced to share power with his rival, Tsvangirai, between 2009 and 2013 under a deal worked out after disputed elections in 2008.

In comments at a rally in Budiriro over the weekend as he addressed his MDC supporters,Tsvangirai said: “In 2008 Zanu PF admitted that it had failed to run the country and we had to intervene. And now Mugabe has admitted that he has failed. It’s time he comes to us. But let it be known that we are not going to allow the mistakes of 2009 to haunt us. We are going to be clever this time.”

However, the former liberation movement said the former prime minister was “daydreaming.”

“Well, what do you expect from a daydreamer,” party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said. “We beat him decisively in the last elections and he hasn’t recovered from that.

“We got two-thirds majority in Parliament and our president got 61 percent of the presidential vote. So how then do we form a unity government with somebody who has paltry Parliamentary seats?”

Gumbo alleged Tsvangirai was missing the perks in government.

“Tsvangirai should come out in the open and say he and his cronies are missing the packages that they received in government”, Gumbo said.

“They proved that they have nothing to offer the people during the tenure of the government and the people did not vote for them. Tsvangirai should leave us alone because we got the mandate from the people.”

The Zanu PF spokesperson said his party is seized with implementing the five-year economic blueprint, Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset).

“He (Tsvangirai) should leave us alone because we are seized with entrenching ZimAsset,” Gumbo said.

“We are trying to implement the economic blueprint and all focus is on the economic blueprint.

“If Tsvangirai thinks he has something better to

offer to the people, he should wait for 2018 and stop this business of saying there should be another unity government.”

The coalition government was credited with stabilising Zimbabwe’s economy, even though Mugabe and Tsvangirai frequently clashed over the pace of political reforms and Western sanctions imposed on the veteran ruler and his inner circle.

Comments (20)

Tsvangirai is quite crazy. Does he want to join hands with Zanu PF for the sake of the people or personal reasons, political survival and relevance

politician - 5 March 2014

Ha vakomana - even if the country is sinking as for sure it is ; we dont need another coalition with all its bickerings. Morgan ; give those in charge a chance to prove their mettle. We will surely suffer but its worth it ;at least there will be accountability

donga - 5 March 2014

This guy is confused...He says ZANU rigged but now he wants a GNU navo futi???

wezhira wezhara - 5 March 2014

This is the demi-god that the Mwonzoras and Chamisas worship? Morgan Tsvangirai is a pathetic political leader who cannot think straight. Given the fiasco of GNU one would expect Tsvangirai to be saying that he does not want anything to do with ZANU PF and Mugabe again but here we are he is crying to be part of the gravy train. Zimbabweans are an intelligent lot and there is need to replace Morgan with somebody with political astuteness.

Teabag Masamba - 5 March 2014

He says they wont repeat the mistakes of the period during the GNU? What mistakes are those and why has he not come in the open to say them? What has made him cleverer now?

Johnso - 5 March 2014

I think Gumbo should be thrown back in to the pit.Mugabe was right by throwing him in the pit during the liberation war because this guy is just useless.What value has he added to the Economy&the party if I may ask?Shut up.

Chikata - 5 March 2014

I think Gumbo should be thrown back in the pit.Mugabe was right by throwing him in the pit during the liberation war because this guy is just useless.What value has he added to the Economy&the party if I may ask?Shut up.

Chikata - 5 March 2014

Tsvangirai is saying we wont repeat mistake of coalition again if they come we will be clever, by not joining them. Nzwisiso vanhuwe. The gvt has failed, companies are closing, surviving ones going for months without paying workers.

wekwa whisiri - 5 March 2014

tsvangirai is crazy, i regret my wasted vote.

adzooo - 5 March 2014

Dailynews exists in Zim, it is not immune to CIO infiltration...period!!! never put much of your trust in them.

Analytical - 5 March 2014

Clamouring for another GNU is the worst piece of nonsense that ever came to town. First you say the elections were rigged by the same people you now say you want to join in the GNU..Now please explain to me how this makes sense. Might this have something to do with the Highlands house perhaps? Look, good sir, everyone runs out of ideas once in a while..is it not better to shut up rather than make a fool of yourself and the broader MDC family?

gutter poet - 5 March 2014

If i may ask?GNU what did it achieve?Compare that with Now. There is ZIM-ASSET what is that? I will tell you PG Closed,Farmers in Tobbacco are crying there is no money, Juniour Docs are paid less than 300,The Minister of Finance says diamond revenues are not coming through fully, Companies are faced with closure,Unemployment is over 90% yet some in government say its not true as vending is employment yet they chase them off the streets,there is disaster in Tokwe-Mukorsi, there is disaster with electricity and companies are distressed with no hope of recovering in the immediate future..so many things alleged looting in AirZim, ZIMRA, Police,ZBC,PSMAS..and no one is convicted instead the alleged looters continue a normal life...where are we hearding?

tondemu - 5 March 2014

THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, TSVANGIRAI, IS DREAMING (HALLUCINATING) OF THE GLORY YEARS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT BANKROLED HIS COMFORTABLE LIFE STYLE. HE THINKS ONLY OF HIMSELF. EVEN CHAMISA AND FELLOW ARSELICKERS IN THE MDC-T DO NOT EXIST IN FUERHER (LEADER) TSVANGIRAI' S HALLUCINATIONS. NOONE IN ZANU(PF) WILL EVER FAVOURABLY CONSIDER TSVANGIRAI'S SUGGESTION OF ANOTHER GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNIT (GNU). THE GNU SERVED ITS PURPOSE AND IT IS NOW HISTORY. IN ANY CASE TSVANGIRAI'S POLITICAL FUTURE IS BALANCED ON A SHARP KNIFE EDGE. SOME IN THE MDC- T AND SOME WESTERN GOVERNMENTS NO LONGER SEE HIM AS A VIABLE OPPOSITION LEADER. THE BOTTOMLINE IS THAT THE SERIAL LOSER TSVANGIRAI WANTS POLITICAL RELEVANCE IN ZIMBABWE.

Rabison Nyundo(THE HAMMER) - 5 March 2014

IN any case what does the MDCT bring to the party except their insatiable desire for glitz and glamour in the form of fancy cars and Highlands mansions?

gutter poet - 5 March 2014

Kana zvanetsa Morgan should go back to Zanu pf. Ndiko kwaakabva. That way he has better chances to shine as a politician.

machakachaka - 5 March 2014

verengai chirungu zvakanaka tsvangison haana kuti arikuda zvese zvamuri kutaura ati iyezvino tangwara hatichaita zvatakamboita paya zvekuita gov yemubatanidzwa

zpf - 6 March 2014

The elections produced a "landslide Victory" for some and others a "a decisive loss" So whats the bickering all about? Zimbabwean politicians, so caught up in having the last word. So self worthy, so selfish, so unimaginative, so backward and totally lacking vision. ZANU PF this, MDC that. Calling Media briefing just to throw mud at each other. The stagnant economy? Doing time at Chikurubi Maximum Prison, starved of progress and in tatterers. Out of sight, out of mind. I can't stand these horrible politicians. I can't.

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Natural Herbs - 6 March 2014

Im not sure why y'all are against Morgan anyway. The guy has pple at heart. He's sacrificing being with satan for the people of ZIM, yet you call him stupid and foolish. These guys rigged elections so that they stay in power until Kingdom come, but they are incompetent and bankrupt as i type this message. Constantly, they shout obscenities to the Americans and English people yet they want their cash. Calling them illegal sanctions, what rubbish, its their money they do what they want with it. They (Zhanu Pf) need clean people like Morgan to talk for them with outsiders kwete zvekungofunga kutuka vanhu chetechete, hazvisizvo zvatakarwira hondo izvozvo.

Coolage - 7 March 2014

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