Zanu PF Refuses To Forge Another Coalition Government

Zanu PF Refuses To Forge Another Coalition Government
Published: 2016 September 08 07:15:26 (1283 Views)

THE embattled Zanu PF party which is facing massive street action by citizen tired of Mugabe's administration has rubbished any possibility of a government of national unity, the party's mouthpiece the Herald reports. 
Addressing journalists after a Politburo meeting in Harare, Zanu-PF secretary for Administration Ignatius Chombo, said President Mugabe directed party members to craft peaceful strategies to counter citizen led mass protests. 
"In his opening remarks, President Mugabe stated that the Politburo was an important organ of the party and we should drive it in the political contest with the opposition who have combined to attack Zanu-PF through protests over amendments to the Constitution and Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016," Chombo said.
"His Excellency stated that the opposition had forged a coalition aided by some external forces, which have become glaringly visible. The opposition has taken to violent protests supported by Western powers who are providing financial aid. 
The President informed the Politburo on the need for the party to evolve its own strategies to counter the violence being perpetrated by the opposition," Chombo is reported as saying by the Herald.
He added: "The opposition is doing this with the hope that they would force Zanu-PF into a Government of National Unity. There cannot be a Government of National Unity when Zanu-PF won the elections and was given a five-year mandate to rule. 
President Mugabe went on to encourage members of the party to be highly vigilant, well organised and to be firm in defending the party so that Zanu-PF has a resounding victory in 2018."
In 2009, Zanu PF bowed to pressure from internal and external political players to forge a coalition government to fix the country's volatile political and economic situation. Although it was short-lived, the coalition government managed to fix a number of issues including introducing a multi-currency system. 
However, Zanu PF big wigs scared of losing their current positions have reportedly often blocked any possibility of another government of national unity. 




- Herald
Tags: Mugabe, GNU, ZanuPF,
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