MDC- T Launches Presidential Election Campaign

MDC T Vice President, Thokozani Khuphe will launch Tsvangirai’s presidential election campaign that will be held at Induba grounds, Pelandaba suburb.

The campaign has been organised by the party’s youth league Bulawayo province executive.

“This launch is to show and send a message to Zanu (PF) that our party is ready for the presidential elections. We are ready to remove Mugabe from the State House and usher in Tsvangirai.

“We are ready for the elections and we are ready to defend the results should Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party attempt to rig the elections.

“We will not allow Zanu (PF) to steal the elections like they have done before. Tsvangirai is the party’s presidential candidate and we believe in his leadership qualities,” Bekithemba Nyathi, the MDC T Bulawayo provincial youth chairman told journalists on Friday in Bulawayo.

Although no dates have been set, Mugabe and his Zanu (PF) party have said elections should be held before March 2012, but civic groups want reforms to ensure a level playing field before the polls.

Mugabe has said he will not invite election observers from Britain and the European Union because they imposed sanctions against his Zanu (PF) party.

Deborah Bronnert, the new British envoy after meeting Mugabe recently said her government was happy that “the (Zimbabwean) parties in the inclusive government were working together towards greater reform and credible elections” and the Zimbabwean leader was quick to say that Zimbabwe did not want the West to meddle in the polls.