Tsvangirai Not Afraid Of Elections
MATOPO,- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and leader of the MDC-T party says he is ready for elections only if they will be held under a new constitution.
Tsvangirai was addressing about 700 of his supporters at a rally at St Joseph Mission near Maphisa Business Centre in Kezi on Saturday.
“ Some are talking about elections being held as soon as possible, we have no problem with that, but what we are saying is that let’s have them under a new constitution. We are not afraid of any elections and will never be afraid, " said Tsvangirai.
Zimbabwe is currently in the process of writing the country,s first people driven constitution since independence in 1980. But the process has been hampered by lack of funding and underhand dealings by politicians from all the participating parties and organisations.Analysts say President Robert Mugabe might surprise his partners in the coalition government and call for early elections. During his address in Kezi the Prime Minister also condemned the recent violence in Harare which left hundreds of people displaced.
“ Another thing that is worrying us is violence. Zanu (PF) has resorted to violence against our supporters .I want to tell you we are not going to
participate in elections with violence. We don’t want a repeat of June 2008 where people were butchered, ” Tsvangirai told the crowd.
The rally was also attended by Tsvangirai,s deputy Thokozani Khuphe and other top party leaders who included co-Minister of Home Affairs Theresa Makone.The MDC-T leader is also expected to address another rally in the border town of Beitbridge on Sunday.
Tsvangirai is expected to hold another rally in the border town of Beitbridge on Sunday.