15 December 2017
   
Chombo arrested for wearing ED cap
ED unamused as min Chikukwa booed
Singapore: Mugabe seen leaving hospital
ED to use congress to consolidate power
I have a list of looters, warns president
2018: Zanu PF says to rehabilitate G40’s
Mnangagwa: sanctions crippling Zimbabwe
Cop WhatsApps rogue soldiers memo, seized
MORE NEWS
Gen Moyo to facilitate diaspora investments
Health levy fund now at $18m, minister
MORE BUSINESS
Zimbabwe totes obsessed with Zodwa
Mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape
MORE SHOWBIZ
Eto, Mboma tribute to Cameroon legend
Wenger refuses to blame Alexis Sanchez
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Nelson Chamisa on Washington trip
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
MDC factions in unity talks: Coltart
17/09/2010 00:00:00
by RadioVoP
 
Informal talks ... David Coltart
 
RELATED STORIES
Dulini: Principled and dependable to the end
MDC not collapsing: Misihairabwi-Mushonga
Minister seeks prophet’s help
MDC-M to go it alone: Ncube
MDC suspends DG over sex scandal
MDC director caught with married woman
Ncube, Mutambara 'sitting pretty'
Bulawayo backs Ncube for President
Tekere urges MDC leaders to unite
3 die in Tsvangirai convoy crash
Tsvangirai says open to MDC reunion
MDC primed for leadership shake-up

THE two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) factions are engaged in informal reunification talks following their 2005 acrimonious split, David Coltart, the legal secretary of group led by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has said.

Coltart, who emphasised that he was speaking in his personal capacity, told participants at a lecture series organised by the Students Solidarity Trust (SST) that he regretted the split and the two factions’ failure to form an electoral pact ahead of the 2008 elections.

A fortnight ago, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai – who leads the other faction -- said he was not opposed to calls for the two factions to reunite ahead of elections expected next year.

The MDC split into two following differences over the party’s participation in Senate elections. Tsvangirai said the Senate was a waste of tax-payer dollars, while the MDC party in Matabeleland where the party had the highest concentration of parliamentary seats felt having Zanu PF Senators working in MDC-controlled constituencies would disrupt the party’s programmes.

Tsvangirai’s deputy Gibson Sibanda, now late, and secretary general Welshman Ncube led the break-away.

Coltart, who stuck with his colleagues from Matabeleland, said strong leadership would be needed if the two groups were to reconcile after 2008 talks aimed at re-unification collapsed.

He said a united front was necessary to help complete Zimbabwe’s transition to democracy.


Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker