HARARE, Feb. 9 — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said
opposition leader Joice Mujuru and the “G40” faction were in
talks to form a coalition party to challenge the ruling Zanu-PF party at
polls due in July.
Addressing his first rally since assuming power last November in
Mashonaland Central Province, Mnangagwa said he was aware of the plot by
Mujuru and the G40, state media New Ziana reported. “As we speak, the G40
is meeting in Cape Town, the likes of Kasukuwere, Jonathan Moyo and Mujuru.
They are being funded by an American group called the Democratic Institute
to fight Zanu PF,” Mnangagwa was quoted as saying. The president said the
ruling party was unfazed by such machinations. “We will not waste time
thinking about their plans; instead we will talk about ways to re-build our
country, ways to give our children a better future and ways to ensure that
we eliminate hunger in our country,” he was quoted as saying. – XINHUA