Mangoma, CODE, unfazed by Mujuru Tsvangirai coalition


Opposition Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe president Elton Mangoma has said that his party and its allies in the Coalition for Democrats (CODE) are not moved by Tsvangirai and Mujuru’s recently signed memorandum of understanding.

Tsvangirai’s MDC and Joice Mujuru’s National People Party (NPP) on Wednesday announced that they had signed a memorandum of agreement which will see the two parties working together towards an electoral coalition in the 2018 polls.

Mujuru and Tsvangirai’s agreement comes on the back drop of an already existing coalition of opposition political parties CODE which has over 6 political parties.

Speaking to this reporter Mangoma whose party RDZ is a major partner in CODE has poured cold water on the two-opposition party pact saying while they await to see the agreement they would not join an agreement not better than CODE.

“We await to see the MOU we believe in working together based on values and principles like we have done in CODE. We believe we have a good agreement in CODE, which covers all facets in politics and we have always said that if they is any agreement better than code we will be part of it,” said Mangoma.

The former Energy Minister who broke away from Tsvangirai’s MDC after writing a letter to the former Prime Minister urging him to step down from the opposition party, said as a party they did not feel threatened believe in a coalition of ‘big man and women’.

“We believe in a coalition based on suffering of the people than politics of big man and big women. We don’t feel threatened at all because we already have good enough numbers and a critical mass to move on. for us it’s the new narrative that we have in Code,” he added.