Biti to meet Matabeleland members who boycotted MDC Alliance launch rally

People’s Democratic Party (PDP), leader Tendai Biti is set to meet officials from Matabeleland, among them secretary-general, Gorden Moyo and deputy spokesperson, George Mkhwanazi who boycotted the MDC Alliance launch rally. 

PDP spokesman, Jacob Mafume confirmed the party would soon table new demands. Said Mafume:

We are not renegotiating. We are still negotiating. We are looking at equity and accommodation, but can’t disclose the numbers as that would be unfair to the process.

PDP was given 14 seats in the alliance in addition to the deputy mayorship of Harare and Bulawayo, but cannot field parliamentary candidates in Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Mashonaland East provinces

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The MDC Alliance is a coalition of seven opposition parties that was launched on the 5th of August, 2017 at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, with the aim to challenge Zanu-PF in 2018 harmonised elections. The electoral coalition brought together MDC-T and former MDC breakaway... Read More About MDC Alliance

Matabeleland is a region which covers a considerable part of the south western plateau of Zimbabwe. The area is predominantly home to the Ndebele speaking Zimbabwean societies. Read More About Matabeleland

Jacob Mafume is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the People's Democratic Party formerly the MDC Renewal Team party where he is the party spokesperson. Read More About Jacob Mafume

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