Zim mood 'overwhelmingly anti-Zanu-PF'
24 June 2013, 15:22
Cape Town – Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has
predicted an outright victory for his MDC party in the forthcoming elections,
saying the mood in the country was "overwhelmingly anti-Zanu-PF", a report
According to The Standard, Tsvangirai told his supporters
during a rally in Bubi, Matabeleland Province at the weekend that the elections
would not produce another coalition government as his party was romping to a
"The MDC is ready for the elections. Elections should come
now and this time there will not be another unity government. The mood in Zimbabwe
is overwhelmingly anti-Zanu-PF," Tsvangirai told cheering party supporters.
"The MDC is confident that Zimbabweans will not vote for a dark past but for
a bright future, which lies in the hands of the MDC."
Tsvangirai accused Zanu-PF of deliberately causing confusion
over the election dates in a bid to rig the up-coming polls.
"We are not against the holding of elections on July 31 or
any other date. What difference does it make? How can we refuse to go for an
election when we won in 2008?” said Tsvangirai.
"What we want are the
reforms that will bring a free, fair and legitimate election. We do not want a
repeat of the 2008 scenario, where Zanu-PF went on to steal an election."
Mugabe unilaterally set 31 July as the election date, only
to be forced by a special summit of SADC to mount a court challenge seeking a
poll postponement to allow for the implementation of electoral and legislative
reforms to guarantee free and fair voting.
Zanu-PF has accused the MDC of being scared of the elections.