Dabengwa to address MDC Alliance rally

BULAWAYO - Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa will, for the first time, appear at an MDC Alliance rally to be addressed by party president Nelson Chamisa today.

The rally has been set for White City Stadium, the venue of last month’s ugly incident where a bomb blast killed two people, while injuring several others.

Dabengwa pulled out of the presidential race last month and declared Zapu’s full support for Chamisa.

The two opposition leaders had laid a foundation for their working relationship when they appended their signatures to a pact, on June 12, that sought to build a solid relationship to unseat the ruling Zanu PF in the forthcoming plebiscite.

But unlike other alliance partners, Zapu had not been attending the on-going MDC Alliance rallies.

Today’s rally, dubbed the presidential star and crossover rally will therefore see the former Home Affairs minister being officially unveiled to the people of the second city.

“Zapu will indeed be guests at MDC Alliance rally in Bulawayo tomorrow (Saturday),” Zapu spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa told the Daily News.

“This is after we accepted the invitation to grace the meeting, obviously in line with the political cooperation between our parties. Our president Dabengwa will address the meeting. He will be accompanied by members of his national executive and other party structures,” he said.

“It’s the first time we are holding meetings together. It will be the first time for president Dabengwa to address the combined gatherings, also the first time for MDC Alliance’s Chamisa,” Maphosa said.

The Zapu spokesperson said this was a sign that the agreement between the two leaders was no child’s play.

“This means there is movement on the cooperation agreement.

“These are signs both parties are seriously considering the benefits a united front has for the suffering Zimbabwean masses. It’s positive movement.”

MDC spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo confirmed Chamisa’s rally.

“The rally is on and the president (Chamisa) is coming unless something earth-shuttering happens. As for Dabengwa yes just like all our Alliance partners he will be there,” Khumalo said.

Comments (3)

Dhara rinonzi Ngwena hariite. His tactics forcing a drowning Chamisa to catch at a straw. Chamisa soliciting support from such spent force as Davengwa who held Matebeleland region ransoom for decades.I thought he was going to end at Mugabe and his cantenkerous shedog because he needed their money (which they stole from us by the way) to fund his rallies. Since the departure of Tsvangirai MDC excellerating into a party difficult to tell what exactly they are standing for. A really party is more than mere protest. Bedding with Mugabe simply shows what Chamisa and his fellow crows in their alliance for opportunity are after timbodyavo - nothing to do with concerns for the people.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 21 July 2018

We want change chete chete. We are tired of same ministers, same slogans,same propaganda,sanctions rhetorics,poor allocation of financial resources. Kana mukataura zvakaipa zvaChamisa , hazvititadzisi kuisa vote paari. Akadonha kubva kudenga here ngwena wacho gore rapera? 38 yrs vachiiiuraya nyika. Nhasi woti ndipinzei panyanga iye achitori panyanga. Ngaaende kwakaenda vamwe.

Takairora - 21 July 2018

ku rigger ma elections kureva kukurirwa. mwari vakati nguva yakwana ukaforcer kupinda panyanga chako kutongwa zvokuti hapana chinonaka. zec itai vanhu vatsvage the chosen one of god chete. kuzaza ma stadium hakuna basa chine basa ishanduko. shanduko kubvisa zita rakaipa woisa rimwe idzva zvofamba

huyu - 21 July 2018

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