By Staff Reporter
Harare, May 23, 2016 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has described as a winter dream, recent claims by President Robert Mugabe his opponents were wasting their time through challenging him and his party in elections.
President Mugabe told thousands of his followers in Gutu over a week ago that his rivals were ideologically bankrupt and lacked capacity to unseat him.
“We have ideology as Zanu PF, something that opposition parties do not have, whether it’s MDC-T, MDC-N or MDC-Z, I do not know or whether its Makoni’s Mavambo/Dawn/Kusile, or that small party, which calls itself People First, what is People First?” he asked rhetorically.
Mugabe dared his opponents to challenge him in the 2018 elections saying he was going to beat them again.
But the MDC came guns blazing, insisting the 92-year-old leader was having a winter dream.
“The Movement for Democratic Change MDC dismisses President Robert Mugabe’s attacks on the opposition and prediction of a Zanu pf victory in 2018 as ‘a winter dream’,” party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said in a statement weekend.
“The MDC will not be distracted by any threats or any of Mugabe’s theatrical talk meant to portray himself as ‘the chosen one’ when he is ‘not the chosen one’.
“We have the people and the required formula to boot Mugabe out of office in a free and fair election with or without state sponsored political violence.”
Chihwayi said at 92, it was apparent Mugabe had reached the twilight of his career and this has put the future of his Zanu PF party into jeopardy.
He said Zanu PF would not survive a post Mugabe era.
“President Robert Mugabe is on his way out and only a mad person will vote for the fragmented and lifeless Zanu PF that has no chance of surviving future elections,” he said.
“The people of Zimbabwe should start working on the future without the tired and clueless Mugabe.”
The MDC said it was ironical Mugabe could predict the defeat of his opponents when it was apparent his own regime has failed to end rampant corruption, resuscitate local industry and promote food production.
“It is cheap politicking for Mugabe to say ‘Opposition is wasting its time’ instead of stepping down,” Chihwayi said.
He added: “Contrary to Mugabe assertions, the opposition in Zimbabwe is alive and working on a post Mugabe Era.
“The MDC embraces the idea of an all inclusive bigger political project that will restore both economic and political sanity in Zimbabwe.”