By Staff Reporter
Harare, July 26, 2016 – THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube has reiterated calls for the country’s opposition forces to forge a united front in the wake of the current economic and political strife under Zanu PF.
In a statement, party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said the current economic malaise had worsened the plight of ordinary Zimbabweans with no hope for speedy remedies under the current government.
“The economic woes of ordinary Zimbabweans are not abating,” Chihwayi said.
“Confidence in our economic and political system is at an all-time low and we have becoming the joke of the international community.
“All this points to a government that has absolutely no capacity to take bold and transformative measures that will take the nation out of this cesspit it created.”
Zimbabwe faces myriad crises which have seen industry shrink while spilling hundreds of thousands on to the jobless market.
Hospitals have remained few while those that are operating are struggling for equipment, medicine and medical staff.
Thousands of school leavers are also joining the jobless market year after year with no signs of a speedy resolution to the catastrophe.
The situation intensified in the recent period after ordinary citizens have turned the heat on the authorities demanding better leadership from the current government.
“It has become increasingly crucial and urgent for the Zanu PF government to acknowledge that it does not have the capacity to arrest the deterioration in the country and begin to engage all stakeholders to find a national consensus on the way forward, given our constitutional framework,” Chihwayi said.
“These stakeholders must include political leaders from opposition parties, Zanu PF itself, churches, civil society organisations and other groups in order to provide an alternative road map for the country.”
Currently, opposition political parties have agreed to form a united front in the hope of better fortunes to upstage Zanu PF in the 2018 elections.
This, they plan to achieve under the envisaged grand coalition.
“In our view,” Chihwayi continued, “the moment a government is unable to guarantee the security of its citizens, then that government loses the moral authority to move the country forward or to be obeyed.
“It therefore remains imperative that as opposition forces we accept the need to join forces so that we defeat Zanu PF from one strong corner come 2018.”