The coalition that campaigned against the draft constitution in the
run-up to yesterday’s referendum is planning to form a political party after the harmonised elections scheduled for later this year, it has emerged.
He said it was every Zimbabwean’s democratic right to influence the direction the country should take. Other “vote no” proponents included MDC99 leader Mr Job Sikhala, Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Mr Raymond Majongwe and former MDC legislator Mr Munyaradzi Gwisai.
“We reserve the right to form our political party. We are definitely going to form a people’s party soon after the elections,” said Prof Madhuku.
“It (the MDC-T) is no longer the people’s party which we formed in 1999. We cannot follow such a person who thinks the MDC is his personal project.
“We made a very big mistake by internationalising our problems (in Zimbabwe). Now these people (the West) are giving us problems. Their attitude towards our national process is very dangerous.
“Recently, I asked the EU ambassador to explain to me what he means when he says the referendum will be credible, and he failed to explain.”
Speaking at a Press conference in Harare last week, Mr Sikhala said the MDC-T would never rule Zimbabwe. The party does not have people at heart, he added.