Moyo criticises Eddie Cross over tribal comments

MDC-T party chairman Mr Lovemore Moyo criticised national executive member Mr Eddie Cross for his article that suggested people from Matabeleland were pursuing tribal interests by being against the MDC Alliance.

Said Moyo:


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I have seen the article and what I can say is that it is sad that a national executive member who is also a Member of Parliament in Bulawayo South would interpret serious concerns of a political nature as a tribal issue or tribal agenda. This is a very reckless statement from a national executive member which has potential to incite tribalism and cause social unrest in the country. There is nothing tribal about wanting a workable coalition agreement that is fair. We need a coalition that will contribute to getting a lot of votes, but as that agreement stands it does not offer president (Morgan) Tsvangirai votes needed to win the elections. It actually deducts votes. I don’t see any Ndebele or Kalanga interests emerging from these concerns. He has to explain where he is getting that from because our concerns have to do with the interests of Zimbabwe and winning elections.

More: Herald

Lovemore MoyoEddie CrossMDC Alliance

Lovemore Moyo is a politician and a former member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). He is also a former national chairman of the party. Moyo has been on the Zimbabwean political scene for quite some time prior to joining the Movement for Democratic... Read More About Lovemore Moyo

Edward Graham Cross (born 1940) is a prominent Zimbabwean economist and politician. He is a former member of parliament for Bulawayo South. He was also a founding member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). Following the Military Coup in November 2017, Cross became a... Read More About Eddie Cross

The MDC Alliance was 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. It was later registered as a political party with the... Read More About MDC Alliance

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