Zimbabwe

Zim mood 'overwhelmingly anti-Zanu-PF'

2013-06-24 09:58
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. (File: AFP)

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. (File: AFP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has predicted an outright victory for his MDC party in the forthcoming elections, saying the mood in the country was "overwhelmingly anti-Zanu-PF", a report says.

According to The Standard, Tsvangirai told his supporters during a rally in Bubi, Matabeleland Province at the weekend that the elections would not produce another coalition government as his party was romping to a resounding victory.

"The MDC is ready for the elections. Elections should come now and this time there will not be another unity government. The mood in Zimbabwe is overwhelmingly anti-Zanu-PF," Tsvangirai told cheering party supporters.

"The MDC is confident that Zimbabweans will not vote for a dark past but for a bright future, which lies in the hands of the MDC."

Tsvangirai accused Zanu-PF of deliberately causing confusion over the election dates in a bid to rig the up-coming polls.

"We are not against the holding of elections on July 31 or any other date. What difference does it make? How can we refuse to go for an election when we won in 2008?” said Tsvangirai.

 "What we want are the reforms that will bring a free, fair and legitimate election. We do not want a repeat of the 2008 scenario, where Zanu-PF went on to steal an election."

Mugabe unilaterally set 31 July as the election date, only to be forced by a special summit of SADC to mount a court challenge seeking a poll postponement to allow for the implementation of electoral and legislative reforms to guarantee free and fair voting.

Zanu-PF has accused the MDC of being scared of the elections.

Read more on:    sadc  |  mdc  |  zanu-pf  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  zimbabwe elections 2013  |  southern africa

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