Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru would seek to form coalition government to bring political change. President Robert Mugabe has run Zimbabwe since 1980.
Zimbabwe is due to hold its next presidential and parliamentary election by July 2018. Mugabe has been endorsed as the ruling party’s presidential candidate.
“The issue we were clamoring for, which is the cash payment of bonuses, has been accepted,” said Raymond Majongwe, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.
Mujuru said, “We realised that there were limitations that the name Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) had in reflecting and selling the national democratic ideology and core values we espouse as a party.”
“Others saying ‘President, choose a successor before you retire’. Is that not imposition? Me imposing someone on the party? No, I don’t want that,” Mugabe said.
“I think the big fish, more of it has been talk, talk and talk. People have not come out and actually said here is a case against a big fish,” Mugabe said.
“I do not know. Give him time,” said President Mugabe speaking to ZBCTv during a wide-ranging interview ahead of his 93rd birthday.
“Some are saying President Mugabe is old and should retire. No! At least myself, I can say that because I did not start with him in 1980,” said Grace Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court dismissed case against President Robert Mugabe lodged by an activist who accused Mugabe of violating the southern African country’s supreme law during protests last year.
Zimbabweans have reportedly been urged to donate at least 150 cattle towards President Robert Mugabe’s upcoming birthday celebrations later this month.
Mugabe turns 93 on February 21.
Evan Mawarire – whose #ThisFlag movement led the biggest anti-government rallies in a decade in 2016 – is also charged with inciting violence and insulting the national flag.
EFF reaffirms Mugabe is the bastion of the reactionary phenomenon of “lead to the death” that has crippled the image and praxis of post-colonial Africa.