Zapu moot joining grand coalition

BULAWAYO - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu yesterday said it was finalising a key decision to take part in the proposed opposition “Coalition of Democrats.”

Dabengwa, who has described a grand coalition as the best way towards establishing a democratic State, was forced to carry out an internal consultation in order to come up with an agreed and informed position regarding the possible union.

“After the proposal was thrown at us, we took it to our 14 provinces for deliberations through provincial council meetings,” Patrick Ndlovu, Zapu deputy national spokesperson said.

Zapu has 10 local provinces and four from the Diaspora, which include the United Kingdom, Western Europe, USA and Canada.

“This consultation process began in August and at the beginning of this month, the provinces were handing in their reports. So far we have received eight provinces,” Ndlovu said.

Of the eight provinces, Ndlovu said seven voted in favour of the coalition though several issues were highlighted as areas of concern before the commitment.

Dabengwa recently attacked the Sekai-Holland-led renewal team accusing them of negotiating in bad faith by misinforming our members that Zapu was already in it.

Ndlovu said the party will be having its National Executive Council meeting this Saturday where all the provinces are expected to have brought in their reports.

“From the meeting we are set to come up with a collated and comprehensive report on the inputs from the provinces,” he said.

“It will then be the duty of the National People’s Council to consider which way to go in as far as the coalition is concerned.”

This comes at a time the Welshman Ncube-led MDC and Sekai Holland’s renewal team yesterday forged a “unity accord”.

Comments (10)

Mashaya zvekuita here zviri nani varume veZAPU. Some people always work hard to get poor for the rest of their lives.

Zvirinane - 27 November 2014

Mukangosiya chiya chikomana chematama mobva matoziva kuti ini vhoti yangu hamuna nekuti tanzwa nemagwara anodyiwa akatarisa kunge matemba

Sori Katatu - 27 November 2014

I VOTE FOR MDC -T Tsvangirai ndoyandinofamba nayo chero Zanu PF Mukabirira zvakaita sei ini ndoramba ndinaye Tsvangirai and handimbonete kuvhota.Izvi zvana Biti,Ncube,Dhabhengwa its a waste of time handiuyiko Save ndizvo

MDC T - 27 November 2014

Actually we do not like MDC T to join hands with sellouts the party support base is huge and sound . we do not want what i will call muchiTonga bamukumbalozi and zifunka busenga Bitis and Ncubes of this world are not wanted we d not need these menemenes . Under the leadership of Morgan MDC T supporters are happy people chesa mpaaaa maa!!!

Diibulaanyika - 27 November 2014

So does it mean that ZAPU is going to be swallowed by MDC in the name United MDC (UMDC) or they will force Biti and Ncube to revert the name ' Union of Democrats' (UD).?

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 27 November 2014

Struggling briefcase political parties going into a grand coalition. What a waste of time and money! Why form a party or remain in a party when you cannot stand on your own?

Musona - 27 November 2014

Dabengwa you were an intelligent supremo ku Zapu is that the intelligence? You don't seem to know where you are, where you are going and where you even came from. You are CONFUSED. I think you will make a good fool with these fellow fools.

maita - 27 November 2014

Cdes!!!His supremo intelligence has been taken over by today's days intelligence. For the lax of old and tired gorilla warfare which is so tired and outdated....no computers, only CDs and no access to the real information warfare....Dabengwa is outdated and very old...to win him...Just die and you will leave him to survive for ever....

Clemence Tashaya - 27 November 2014

The new united political party from Biti and Ncube's side is now called the Democratic Union and yet their abbreviation is UD. One would have thought it would be DU as with DA (Democratic Alliance). Judging by that alone and the fight over what colours to wear, I would bet on my last dime they are not going far. Dabengwa is right to weigh his options first before plunging himself into this bottomless pit, he is a level headed intelligent old man.

Dr Know - 28 November 2014

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