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Tsvangirai meets Kenya's perennial Presidential candidate Odinga

by Staff reporter
04 Jul 2017 at 06:53hrs | Views
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai last week met Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga in his quest to build continental coalitions that guard against electoral malpractices.

Tsvangirai and one of his deputies, Nelson Chamisa, last week travelled to Kenya where they met with Orange Democratic Movement leader Odinga.

Chamisa yesterday confirmed the visit to the East African country.

"We travelled to Kenya to build a global coalition against manipulation of elections, not just in Zimbabwe, but the whole African continent," he said.

The MDC-T leaders met with Odinga on Thursday, where they also discussed strategies against manipulation of elections by the sitting regimes.

"Odinga was among some of the various leaders we met when we were in Kenya," Chamisa said.

"The tragedy we have on the continent is of disputed elections and to that end, efforts are afoot to mobilise international and global solidarity for free and fair elections, not only in the Sadc region, but also East Africa."

Odinga will next month lead a coalition of opposition parties in Kenya in a bid to topple Uhuru Kenyatta from the Presidency.

MDC-T is currently engaging other opposition parties to form a grand coalition to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year's general elections.

There are, however, disagreements over who should lead the coalition.

Addressing party youths in Chitungwiza at the weekend, Chamisa made reference to those squabbles.

"I want you to know that when hunting, there are those who will be following the one chasing the prey and when he is about to catch the prey, you see them sharpening their knives. So, be careful of such individuals," he said.

The jibe seems aimed at former Trade and Industry minister Nkosana Moyo, who last week launched his presidential bid in the capital.

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Source - newsday