VUNGU – MDC leader Welshman Ncube has turned down MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai’s 11th hour offer for a grand coalition, saying they had different ideologies.
REPORT BY STEPHEN CHADENGA
Ncube reiterated to the Southern Eye on the sidelines of his party’s rally at Maboleni business centre on Monday that the two leaders differed on ideologies and that they had never discussed an alliance.
“I have never been in his (Tsvangirai) house so I don’t know why he keeps on talking of an open door,” he said. “Whether that door is open or closed I do not care.”
Ncube said it was wrong for Tsvangirai to keep on calling for his party to join hands with him, describing the calls as grandstanding.
Addressing his party supporters on Sunday in Gweru, Tsvangirai said the door was still open for other political parties to join forces with his party to fight Mugabe in the ballot as a united front.
“All those we started with when we were meeting to form an alliance, if they have love for people of Zimbabwe can still come as the door is open to join hands in freeing people,” he said.
At one time there were reports that Ncube, Tsvangirai, Simba Makoni of MKD, Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa and Reketayi Semwayo of Zanu-Ndonga were on the verge of forming a united front against Zanu PF.
The deal is alleged to have collapsed after disagreements on positions in the alliance resulting in Makoni, Tsvangirai and Semwayo forming their own coalition while Ncube joined hands with Dabengwa.