Former Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara said that the opposition MDC Alliance lacks strategy. He asserted that the MDC should be serious if it expects to form the next government.
Mutambara was speaking at a Harare conference organised by SIVIO Institute in Harare on Wednesday. He said:
In terms of my friends in the opposition (MDC), I have lots of respect; they did very well even by the rigged election. 2.1 million votes are a lot of votes, they did very well in Parliament and in everything.
But I also want to urge them to think about being strategic. What do you want; one day you say ‘we don’t want an inclusive government, we just want reforms, we want to talk about reforms’; another day, they say ‘we want an NTA (National Transitional Authority).
It’s a joke because there is no one who accepts that. The opposition won’t accept that because they want to be in power and in government, and Zanu PF won’t accept that.
And now two weeks ago, I hear ‘we want two years for Mnangagwa and two years for MDC and the next day we don’t want that.