MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has denied claims by the Robert Mugabe endorsed National Patriotic Front (NPF) that they are planning to join hands in attempts to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the July 30 elections.
Ncube said MDC Alliance has no desire to be associated with the terrible rule of Robert Mugabe. Said Ncube:
We do not know the extent to which Robert Mugabe is or is not behind the NPF. We read in the press that he might be the godfather or the motivator. We have no desire whatsoever to be associated with the terrible rule of Robert Mugabe. Make that clear.
He also denied that they were involved in talks with NPF even though some of its members attended the electoral reforms match on Tuesday. Said Ncube:
All we are saying is that there is a common minimum denominator that ‘do you want an end to quasi-military rule; are you prepared to vote for our candidate in order to assist us to remove that junta from power?’ If your answer is yes, we say please work with us to that limited extent. There has been no discussion on border policy issues with NPF. We do not necessarily know what they stand for but there is only that minimum common denominator that we are talking about.