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Tsvangirai Speaks Out on State Loan, Democratic Reforms

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Zanu PF's Robert Mugabe. (AP Photos/Collage by Ntungamili Nkomo)

The founding president of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, has vowed to continue pressing the ruling Zanu-PF government to institute democratic reforms ahead of the 2018 presidential election.

Opposition political parties are bitter with the government’s alleged procrastination in aligning the country’s new constitution and outdated laws and reforming electoral laws.

Tsvangirai, has been dragged into a controversial $1.35 billion Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe debt after a Zanu-PF member of parliament last week claimed that the acquisition of the former prime ministers plush villa, which is located in Harare's leafy Highlands suburb, helped increase the debt the government is now trying to force ordinary Zimbabweans to pay.

The MDC leader told VOA's Blessing Zulu in an interview that he’s ready to repay the loan.

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