THE MDC-T national executive met yesterday for a two-day post-election strategic planning meeting to review the implications of its electoral defeat and to map the way forward.
Party spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora told NewsDay that the high-profile meeting, being held in Harare, was in response to recent political developments, including the subtle endorsement of the election outcome by Sadc leaders.
“We are discussing the way forward following our failure to access justice after being denied access to election materials held by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec),” Mwonzora said.
“We are also looking at the positions adopted by the Sadc and the African Union with respect to Zimbabwe’s recent elections. Sadc, for instance, seems to be saying as long as elections are peaceful, everything else does not matter. Everything else is not important.”
MDC-T unsuccessfully filed a court application seeking information and voting material from Zec which it wanted to use in its main presidential poll petition at the Constitutional Court.
“In view of these positions, we want to draw a programme of political action to take and this will also take into account the latest developments where (President Robert) Mugabe has ceded Bulawayo and Harare to us (MDC-T). We are also discussing preparations for the party’s 13th anniversary (next month).”
Mugabe on Sunday literally disowned residents of the cities of Harare and Bulawayo, threatening unspecified action against them for voting overwhelmingly for the MDC-T.