WASHINGTON DC —
Representatives of five political parties, including Zanu PF and the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations, are expected to feature in a public debate in bulawayo tomorrow where people will quizz them on contentious issues and their parties’ policies ahead of the crucial elections.
According to Bulawayo Agenda communications director, Mmeli Dube, secretary general Tendai Biti of the MDC formation of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, and his counterpart Priscillah Mhisihairabwi Mushonga of the Welshman Ncube-led MDC, have confirmed that they will spar with their opponents in the first session of an eight-part national election debate series.
Dube said Zanu PF, ZAPU and Mavambo Kusile Dawn party will also be represented by top party officials.
“The debates will be centred on the election dates and what needs to be done before elections are held,” he said.
The debate series is an opportunity for the candidates to engage the audience and show what really differentiates them from their competitors.
It will also help the electorate to make informed decisions during the elections and at the same time, promote a culture of tolerance in accepting others regardless of political affiliation.