The ongoing drama at opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party took another twist yesterday, when one of the party’s elders Didymus Mutasa extended an olive branch to Joice Mujuru. Mutasa said the elders were willing to reconcile with Mujuru despite the events of the past week, when the two of them fired and counter fired each other from the party. Mutasa said that if Mujuru extended an apology for her actions last week, then they could find a way forward.
Speaking to the Daily News, Mutasa said:
If she (Mujuru) invites us to work with her, we will consider that. We have been working with her all along and she is saying we wanted to expel her, that we wanted to stage a coup, which is as I said, a figment of her imagination.
We will consider it if she actually asks us to work with her. We are the People First, VaGumbo and I are the founders of this People First party and it was formed and given that name in my house and we invited Mai Mujuru and she came here, and that is where we requested her if she could lead us and, she accepted to lead us in this house.
Mutasa also said that negotiations for a coalition were still in progress:
The talks for a grand coalition still go on. I have talked to Tsvangirai and also senior members of his party like Amai Makone and Komichi and they feel most upset about what has happened … and we are ready ourselves to join others to work together to get rid of the suffering of our people,
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