The MDC Alliance manifesto states that “in order to move forward, wrongs of the past must be corrected, but in an inclusive, just and non-vindictive way. The future must not be a prisoner of the past; but equally so, past grievances must not be sacrificed at the altar of future dreams”.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com on the side-lines of the manifesto launch last Thursday, MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube said if the coalition wins the 2018 elections it will engage in honest truth telling involving those who did wrong. Said Ncube:
President Chamisa has said we can’t go forward while looking at the rear view mirror repeatedly. To concern ourselves endlessly with the past will detract us from looking into the future and doing the things that we need to do into the future. But that does not mean we stick our heads ostrich style in the sand and pretend we do not have a bad history. Which is why we say there must be honest truth telling and honest truth telling must involve those who did wrong, whether it was Gukurahundi, Murambatsvina, the pre-emptive coup of 2008, they must be given an opportunity to come clean.