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MDC has a robust future – Tsvangirai

2013-05-14 12:56
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. (File, AFP)

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he is ready for the upcoming harmonised elections set to take place in Zimbabwe later this year, adding his MDC party has a "more robust future than the archaic Zanu-PF".

Tsvangirai said this on the sidelines of the just ended World Economic Forum in Cape Town.

"I can't evaluate myself. I can only say the MDC represents the most positive stage for the country... we have a jobs plan, we’ve got all the plans in place and we represent a more robust future rather than the archaic Zanu-PF past... there is a very distinctive narrative between the two parties," he told News24.

Tsvangirai remains a serious challenge to the tight grip of veteran leader President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the country for more than three decades.

He said MDC won the last election and there was no reason why people would not vote his party into power.

"If we won the last election, I don't see why people would change that position. I see a more positive expression... People want change and that change is represented by the MDC," he said.

Tsvangirai became prime minister in 2009 in a shaky coalition with Mugabe forged by regional mediators after the last violent and disputed elections in 2008.

- News24

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