Speaking to NewsDay, Zapu spokesperson, Iphithule Maphosa confirmed that Dumiso Dabengwa will run for president in the forthcoming polls after cutting ties with the Coalition of Democrats (Code) led by Elton Mangoma.
Maphosa however said Zapu is open to strategic cooperation with other parties so that it does not field candidates in certain constituencies to avoid splitting the vote. Said Maphosa:
Now that we are contesting as Zapu, it comes naturally that our president contests for the highest office. He has been informed of that decision and he is our presidential candidate. We are, however, still open to co-operation with opposition parties so that we will not contest each other in constituencies. We are open to negotiations with other parties on parliamentary candidates but as for the presidential candidate Dabengwa is our candidate. He is the missing link for that transition to normalcy and good governance Zimbabwe needs at the moment.