The Morgan Tsvangirai-led faction of the Movement for Democratic Change says former Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front Vice-President Joice Mujuru, who unveiled her manifesto on Monday, should join them and not the other way.
Party spokesman Obert Gutu told NewZimbabwe.com that Mujuru’s manifesto spoke their language and “is singing our chorus”.
“We are the only political party that has managed to beat ZANU-PF in elections against all odds and when we say that we are the largest and most popular political party in the country, we are not just bragging; we mean it and indeed, the facts speak for themselves,” Gutu said.
“Whoever said that the MDC is interested in joining Mujuru as opposed to her joining us must have been smoking something highly toxic and dangerous to their mental health”.
Gutu said Mujuru’s manifesto, which is centred on an economic blueprint entitled the Blueprint to Unlock Investment and Leverage for Development (BUILD), had more in common with the MDC-T’s JUICE (Jobs, Upliftment Investment Capital and the Environment) and ART (Agenda for Real Transformation) programmes.
Mujuru’s manifesto said her party will review the Indigenisation Act and emphasize Economic Empowerment that attracts investment and promotes the broad-based socio-economic and infrastructure development objectives of BUILD.
It will also review the land reform programme to ensure that “all persons who call Zimbabwe ‘home’ shall be entitled to access land and participate in its sustainable utilization”.
Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo rubbished Mujuru’s manifesto describing it as LootAsset and being “too white”.