MDC-T Rubbishes Mutsvangwa’s Claims on Inclusive Cabinet, Says We Never Negotiated With Zanu-PF

In a statement, the opposition MDC-T party has dismissed claims made by the Special Advisor to the President, Christopher Mutsvangwa, that MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai had demanded a praesidium position in return for appointing MDC-T officials in an inclusive cabinet.

Here is the statement:

MDC CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR THE TOTAL DEMOCRATISATION OF ZIMBABWE

The MDC has never ever been interested in negotiating piecemeal and short-term political deals with Zanu PF in order to enter into a so-called government of national unity.As such, all our dealings with Zanu PF have always been through formal channels such as Parliament, local authorities and some other such formal platforms.At no time has the MDC as a political party or its leader, President Morgan Tsvangirai, ever entered into clandestine and shadowy negotiations with Zanu PF in order to form a so-called government of national unity.

Recent public statements by Chris Mutsvangwa to the effect that President Morgan Tsvangirai demanded to be appointed as a Vice President in a so-called government of national unity led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa are not only blatantly false and misleading but they are also utterly preposterous, frivolous and vexatious.For the record, absolutely no formal discussions were ever held between the MDC and the ruling Zanu PF party led by President Mnangagwa.The MDC has always advocated for and indeed, continues to clamour over the levelling up of the political and electoral playing field in order to hold free and fair elections next year.We are not at all interested in pursuing selfish and self – serving elite pacts that will not bring genuine, lasting and sustainable democratic change to Zimbabwe.We would like, therefore, to dismiss the reckless and thoroughly irresponsible utterances that were recently attributed to Chris Mutsvangwa, with the utter contempt and ridicule that they deserve.

In the interim, the MDC would like to assure the toiling masses of Zimbabwe that we will not betray them as we continue to strenuously fight for the establishment of a truly democratic and progressive nation-state in Zimbabwe.We are a resolute and focused political party that can never be swayed by the temptation to embark on the Zanu PF gravy train at the expense of the genuine interests and aspirations of the majority of the people.The new Zanu PF government is already struggling to set up a cogent and effective administrative structure as has been exhibited by the embarrassing boobs in the announcement of the new Cabinet.It is not our business to be involved in the apparent confusion and blundering that has already been shown by the new Zanu PF government under President Mnangagwa.

We shall continue to encourage Zimbabweans to turn out in their millions to register to vote.We also demand that electoral reforms be immediately instituted to prevent the victimization of villagers who are members of the MDC and other opposition political parties.The State-owned print and electronic media should also be opened up to all political parties in tandem with the dictates of the national Constitution.

Zimbabweans are a resilient and peace – loving people who shouldn’t be unduly misled and/or infuriated by the unfortunate and irresponsible utterances made by the likes of Chris Mutsvangwa.We shouldn’t lose sight of the bigger picture which is to construct a peaceful, stable, democratic and progressive Zimbabwe in which the people’s fundamental rights and liberties are respected and the national economy is responsibly managed for the benefit of the majority and not just a small privileged elite.

MDC: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Obert Chaurura Gutu

MDC-T National Spokesperson.

Government of National UnityChristopher Mutsvangwa

The Government of National Unity was a coalition government between the three major political parties in Zimbabwe formed on 13 February 2009 after the signing of the Global Political Agreement. Read More About Government of National Unity

Christopher Mutsvangwa, commonly referred to as just Chris Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician, and special advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mutsvangwa is businessman .In December 2017 he was appointed as the Secretary for Science and Technology in Zanu-PF. Mutsvangwa contested in the 2018 harmonized elections... Read More About Christopher Mutsvangwa

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5 comments on “MDC-T Rubbishes Mutsvangwa’s Claims on Inclusive Cabinet, Says We Never Negotiated With Zanu-PF

  1. Mamukasei vaChaurura Gutu. Zvinotyisa zvepoltics. What is the difference between a 94 year old leader and a young but critically ill leader. I think all have no capability.

    What do you think about your Party that can’t also resolve its succession issues? The used to be effective driver of this ship looks incapacitated due to deteriorated health condition. This is an honest question.

    Kana mopindiura may you reduce that vocablary isu tirimaform 4.

    1. yours is coming soon.you do not speak so satanic concerning someone ill. Have you become a messenger of death, Larry.
      DEATH IS NOT FOR THE SICK and LIFE IS NOT FOR HEALTHY .

  2. Your observation is so good. The issue at stake though is MDC policies and Manifesto versus Zanu Pf. Sickness and death is inevitable just like zvauchaita iwewe. Mark the ball man, not the man? I am giving you Yellow Card for now. The second offence is a Red Card

  3. Your observation is so good. The issue at stake though is MDC policies and Manifesto versus Zanu Pf. Sickness and death is inevitable just like zvauchaita iwewe. Mark the ball man, not the man? I am giving you Yellow Card for now. The second offence is a Red Card

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