A coalition of opposition parties is inevitable if the country is to entertain chances of unseating the ruling Zanu PF from power, however, compromised parties should not be accepted, Transform Zimbabwe has said.
Launching the voter registration and education campaign in Glen Norah on Saturday, TZ said opposition parties should set aside their differences and unite towards a common goal in the 2018 general elections.
“As opposition we will need to put aside our differences and build a strong alliance to defeat Mugabe and the ZANU PF machinery. Having said that, it’s important to note also the fact that the need for cooperation cannot underscore the need for due diligence as we engage in the process.
“We must make sure a coalition is made up of parties that are not compromised because if we fail to take due diligence we may end up with a coalition that will implode before elections,” said TZ President Jacob Ngarivhume adding that despite the need for a strong coalition, only compromised parties should be accepted into the alliance.
Transform Zimbabwe says it is currently engaged in electoral alliance discussions with the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) after being approached by various players.
Present during the voter education launch were hundreds of residents and delegates such as NERA Organising Secretary Mr Joelson Mugari, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya and war veteran representatives.