Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections

EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country.

The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening.

Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called alliance , one can conclude that these guys are just part of the Zanu PF machinery to make sure that the ruling party has a resounding victory in 2018.

What makes the situation so sad and disturbing is the fact that the opposition parties are failing to come together and work together to make sure that they kick Zanu PF out of power.

The differences that have been presented by these political parties just show that these guys cannot be trusted with the future of this country.

Many Zimbabweans had put their hope on the coalition or alliance for the 2018 elections to do away once and for all with the Zanu PF government, but that seems to be a pie in the sky.

To make matters worse, it made me even more concerned that about 75 political parties had registered to contest the 2018 elections.

According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission the number of parties has increased from 35 to 75.

One wonders why people are busy forming politically parties instead of joining the already existing ones.

This goes to show that those who are continuing to register their parties and splitting the votes of Zimbabweans are not interested in this country moving forward.

These people are happy with the status quo whereby Zanu PF will continue ruling this country until God knows when.

Instead of the opposition political parties coming together and fighting their common enemy that is Zanu PF they are busy making sure that 2018 will be victorious for Zanu PF.

These people seem not to realise how much hope they had given the ordinary Zimbabweans.

Many people are suffering with more than 90 percent of the population not employed and resorting to vending.

For a nation that has so many educated people one wonders where this confusion is coming from.

Now we are actually back to 2008 with the cash shortages and unavailability of some basic commodities.

The opposition parties are really letting us down. Party leaders should stop being selfish and put the country first.



Comments (4)

The MDC Alliance should just disregard people like Joyce Mujuru and start earnestly preparing for elections Have you even held a single rally as the Alliance? Have you started fundraising? Stop wasting time with ZANU PF losers and get started!! Don't cry "We was robbed" when you lose!!

Jonso - 10 October 2017

Reason why the coalition is failing to take off is because the opposition doesnt believe in electorial democracy. They want to impose leaders, popular candidates shouldnt be afraid of primary elections. If a party or parties dont believe in internal elections what makes the people believe that those same parties or party will respect national elections when they are in power? My take is a simple primary election exercise to select leaders will bring credibility to the opposition parties and bring them closer to potential voters.

Opposition - 11 October 2017

it is their democratic rights to form as many parties as they wish....

ivhukuvanhu chete chete - 11 October 2017

Just like the Kenyan experience of a few years back; the main hinderance to a united opposition alliance is ego. The opposition need to rally behind one presidential candidate.

Essexvale - 18 October 2017

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