'Unwell' Tsvangirai to lead opposition in Zimbabwe elections | Africanews
2 months ago, 17 Jan 00:18
The alliance also announced that despite the current condition of Tsvangirai, campaigns will kick off this week and rallies will be addressed by the kep principals of the alliance.
He has not formally advised us that he intends to stand down . . . So until that happens we will continue as an alliance to support his candidature as agreed in the alliance document.
#President Mnangagwa Visits Sick MDC Leader #Morgan Tsvangirai https://t.co/SAKzz7REP9 pic.twitter.com/ijCrtGgwvE Tsvangirai himself, further fuelled such doubts over his candidacy, when he penned a letter indicating that the older generation of leaders should prepare to pass the baton to a new generation of leaders.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader calls for "new hands" to lead But the principals of the MDC Alliance think otherwise.
"Everyone has read his New Year message as a hint that it might be an appropriate time to hand over to a younger generation but he is the alliance candidate for now," said Professor Welshman Ncube, MDC Alliance spokesperson.
But we have sufficient experience within the alliance of foot soldiers who have been in the trenches for a very long time who will be able to basically campaign and continue mobilising the masses," he said.
Also on the agenda of the MDC Alliance is engagement of the country's electoral commission to implement reforms that woukd guarantee a credible, free and fair election.
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