The spokesperson for the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance, Professor Welshman Ncube has dismissed reports that they have reached a formal agreement with the Robert Mugabe endorsed National Patriotic Front (NPF). Ncube said that the party had made agreements with a few individuals only. Said Ncube,
There is no agreement. People are running ahead of themselves. There is no agreement with NPF and I can tell you for a fact that MDC Alliance’s highest organ, the principals’ forum has not approved or discussed an agreement with that party…There are constituencies that we know historically to be Zanu PF strongholds and that we believe NPF candidates could do better. Constituencies like Harare South previously held by Mashayamombe, the one once held by [former Masvingo provincial minister Kudakwashe] Bhasikiti in Mwenezi and another one in Bikita. They are not more than five and we cannot then translate that to a coalition pact with the party. These individuals have negotiated as individuals and will run under the banner of the MDC Alliance.