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Ncube speaks on election dates


MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube says the earliest date elections could be held this year was August 14 while the latest date was October 31.

Report by Jairos Saunyama

“We might need elections as soon as possible, but the law does not allow it. The earliest date is August 14 and the latest is October 31. Even (President Robert) Mugabe knows about this. He has been proclaiming election dates since 2009, but nothing happened which means the law takes its course,” he said.

Ncube, a constitutional law expert, said this while addressing party supporters in Chikomba West last Friday.

He ruled out the possibility of forming a coalition with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of the forthcoming harmonised elections, arguing the two parties belonged to “different worlds”.

“This is not going to happen and those who are dreaming about it should continue doing so. There is no coalition with Tsvangirai because we belong to different worlds.”

Ncube, who is also Industry and Commerce minister, accused Tsvangirai of deviating from the founding principles of the party and betraying the masses.

“It is a shame that Tsvangirai, who is having tea with Mugabe every Monday, has failed to make an impact during the five years he has been in power as Prime Minister,” Ncube said.

Ncube endorsed Arnold Chidodo as the aspiring MP candidate for the constituency.

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