Each Party For Itself In Zim 2011 Election – Ncube

Ncube said rallying behind Simba Makoni during 2008 presidential elections was a “big mistake”.

In the past recent months there have been reports of MDC-M and Dumiso Dabengwa’s revived ZAPU forming a united coalition to enter elections.

However speaking to journalists in Bulawayo during the weekend, Ncube who is reportedly eyeing MDC-M’s presidency said his party is not going to enter into a coalition with any party.

“We are not going to support anyone other than ourselves. Supporting Simba Makoni in presidential elections was a big mistake. Come elections next year we are fielding our own candidate, will not support anyone,” said Ncube.

Ncube also said his party leadership held a post term after 2008 elections and resolved not to support any external candidate.

Ncube’s sentiments came at a time when the MDC- M has experienced group resignations by disgruntled members exasperated by the leadership wrangles between him and party President Mutambara. Most of those who are resigning are joining the mainstream MDC led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

In the month of November alone more than 20 MDC- M Ward councillors from Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and North provinces dumped Ncube’s party and joined the mainstream MDC.