Peace and Democracy Project, a Zimbabwean organisation based in South Africa, is calling on the leaders of the two Movement for Democratic Change formations, Morgan Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube, to step down with immediate effect and pave way for the reunion of the two parties to form a formidable opposition with chances to unseat Zanu-PF in the 2018 elections.
The organisation charges that the two leaders have failed to deliver a new Zimbabwe due to their irreconcilable personal differences.
Senior Coordinator of Peace and Democracy Project Gilbert Moyo told VOA Studio 7 the two leaders have failed to fulfill their supporters’ wishes of removing the Zanu-PF government from power.
Moyo, whose group was formed in 2003 and is composed of Zimbabweans who are members of the two MDC formations, argues that Tsvangirai and Ncube’s failure to unite the two parties against Zanu-PF has failed millions of Zimbabweans who thought the MDC would usher in a new political dispensation in the country.
Meanwhile, The Youth Chapter, a newly formed pressure group advocating for a new economic, political and social dispensation led by the youth, has joined the call for the two MDC leaders to resign.
Group spokesperson, Mxolisi Ncube, said his organisation is unhappy that the two have allowed their personal differences to derail efforts to dislodge President Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party from office.
Sikhumbuzo Maduna, also a member of The Youth Chapter, said the two leaders cannot be blamed for what he calls Zanu-PF’s rigging of the just-ended elections.
Another Zimbabwean youth, Mkhululi Chimoi, said the blunders made by the two leaders, especially participating in an election that was clearly compromised, cannot be forgiven.
The Peace and Democracy Project has vowed to vigorously spread its Tsvangirai and Ncube resignation campaign to other organisations and Zimbabweans in general.
The group says it has no doubt that a united MDC leadership can defeat Zanu-PF in the 2018 polls.