Mugabe faces united opposition in 2018: Tsvangirai

NPP leader Joice Mujuru

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has declared President Robert Mugabe will definitely face a united opposition in the 2018 general elections.

BY Everson Mushava

ZimPF leader Joice Mujuru
ZimPF leader Joice Mujuru

With calls for an opposition coalition growing, Tsvangirai last week embarked on a country-wide tour gathering the people’s views ahead of crunch talks with former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), among other democratic forces.

Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka yesterday said an alliance of opposition parties was inevitable.

“I can only promise one thing to the people of Zimbabwe: Never mind the sceptics — and there are many of them around — Mugabe will contest against a united opposition in 2018,” Tamborinyoka said in an opinion piece.

“Yes, the people are speaking and we are listening. Future generations will not forgive us if we let slip this chance to consign mis-governance to the dustbins of history.”

Mujuru and Tsvangirai have both confirmed coalition talks are underway before what could be Mugabe’s last election as provided under the 2013 Constitution.

Tamborinyoka said Tsvangirai was given the go-ahead by his supporters during his 10-day sojourn in Matabeleland to form a coalition and the issue of an alliance was a done deal.

“The people, during this tour, all expressed expectations of better days ahead and gave the thumbs-up to the opposition alliance, saying the kaleidoscopic political colours would provide a new impetus and give them reason to hope again,” he said.

Tamborinyoka added the former Premier was warned of possible internal sabotage.

“And president Tsvangirai was warned of some of his lieutenants, who may want to fight the alliance, not for any objective reason, but for subjective motivations driven by selfish and personal interests to do with positions,” Tamborinyoka said.

“All he sought to do was to further enrich and enhance the negotiation process so that when he sits on the table with other principals, he would be guided by the feelings of the people on the ground.”

The MDC-T leader, Tamborinyoka said, was met with many demands from the “marginalised” Binga communities, who demanded a university as well as a separate administrative province to be named “KaZambezi, stretching from Victoria Falls to Chirundu”.

Tsvangirai will continue with his nationwide tours to Midlands this weekend.


  1. Whilst you are busy with this coalition stupidity,so you think us in Zanu PF are asleep.we will meet in 2018 and for your own information Zimbabwe is Zanu PF &Zanu PF is Zimbabwe.we can not allow you guys to betray the revolution,never ever!

  2. mutoriti, u ar so foolish, uyazi? Wakakwidibirwa neganda regotsi kumeso. Whch revolution ar u talking abt when Zanu pf lost its principles many years ago. Nehanda and Kaguvi must be turning in their graves coz of yo corrupt adminstration of ths nation attained aftr a hard fought struggle.

  3. Mutoriti is a moving grave,tinyararire kana usina zvekutaura.You dont even know who you are.You dont have eyes to see and your mind does not concieve.You need deliverance and its clear that you are possessed by ZANU PF demons.

  4. The opposition coalition exercise should be expedited to ensure that the candidates start working now to gain ground. Time wasting will give the candidates very little time to prepare. Remember, noone wants to waste resources on issues not yet finalised.

  5. @Mutotiti You are a fool,very stupid,l bet my last dollar u not even educated,you are a person of no achievements’ or goals in life.This goes to anyone who supports this good for nothing party,tht can’t even service potholes on our roads

  6. Mutoti@ stupid idiotic fool indeed u sound like zanupf demons thieves murders you and yr cabinet zanu u will face the problem very soon

    • tembertshuma @,you are also stupid how come you use those words against sum1,maybe you are doing it in the name of democracy..political emature

  7. We have had enough talk and its now time to swing into action. True patriots, men and women of good will should confine themselves in a boardroom to strategize the format. They should learn to keep a low profile on their deliberations to avoid ‘a third hand from planting tares in their political seedbed’. Not all people are told our dreams as majority are destiny saboteurs. Your competitors on the also silently preparing themselves as opposed to your amplified empty threat to the current regime. Plan in time.

  8. zanu pf ndizvo. Come 2018 we will wipe you like tears lyk it or not. Pamberi nezanu pf, pasi nenharadada. Zanu pf will rule till the Second Coming of Christ

  9. You were united once and still lost to Mugabe what is going to change this time? I remember MDC adherents waving the red flag in 1999 and things haven’t changed one bit. Perennial bridesmaids this MDC outfit.

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