Ncube Rules Out Unity With MDC-T
HARARE,- MDC leader Welshman Ncube has again ruled out prospects of a unity deal with Morgan Tsvangirai’s faction of the MDC ahead of future elections saying differences that divide the two factions are ‘too deep and strongly felt.’
Ncube, who was responding to a question on his fan page on the social network website Facebook on Tuesday sad he does not believe Tsvangirai’s MDC will ever accept unity under equal terms.
“I don’t believe that there is such a possibility,” he said. “The things which divide us are deep and strongly felt.”
He mentioned the issue of violence, politics of deception, abuse and slander hardly distinguishable from Zanu PF as some of the things that made unity impossible.
“Notwithstanding all the differences as a party, we have remained open to working with them and have never ruled out anything as borne out by the fact that in 2008 our national council endorsed the pact which we had negotiated and included the agreement to back Tsvangirai as the sole opposition candidate, ” Ncube added.
“But the MDC national council rejected that pact. I do not believe that they would ever accept any re-unification, except that which amounts to surrender by our party. ”
Ncube also posted his views on the micro blogging website Twitter. He said his party will not be forced into unconditional surrender.
Last year David Coltart, the secretary for legal affairs in the MDC hinted that there were discussions to reunite the two factions which split in 2005 over differences around the party’s participation in Senate elections.
Several efforts have been made to reunite the two formations but they have all come to nothing.Zimbabweans believe that only a united MDC can defeat Zanu (PF) in the elections.