MDC-T Bulawayo provincial youth league chairman, Bekithemba Nyathi said the campaign was organised by the party’s youth league in Bulawayo province. “We are launching this campaign to show that we are ready for any presidential election. We have parliamentarians, senators, councillors and mayors running the affairs of the country, but now is the time to finally have our leader as the country’s president,” Nyathi said.
MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai recently urged the nation to pray for peace as the country heads for elections to end the government of national unity (GNU). He said the campaigns for the elections are the “last mile” towards achieving full democracy marked by the removal of Mugabe.
The MDC-T leader urged the nation to pray and shun political violence ahead of the polls. “As we embark on this last mile to full democracy, I urge the church and everyone committed to peace to unite in prayer and ask God the Almighty to bless our country,” said Tsvangirai during a prayer meeting held at MacDonald’s Hall, Mzilikazi Suburb, Bulawayo recently.
In his address to the Zanu-PF central committee on Thursday, Mugabe said he wanted polls held next year as he was fed up with the discord among political parties in the inclusive government.
“The MDC are supporters of sanctions, supporters of failure and not success. The failure of agriculture the better (for them),” Mugabe was quoted as saying. “That is why we would want to have this creature away from the horizon — the inclusive government. This lack of comprehension, is the heavy price we are paying for an incompatible marriage born out of the 2008 political compromise.”