LATEST: Zimbabwe's longest serving opposition party joins Zanu PF

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One of the longest serving opposition political parties, Zanu (Ndonga) has been dissolved with immediate effect after it re-joined Zanu PF.

The decision to dissolve Zanu (Ndonga) was endorsed by the opposition party’s executive members at a meeting held in Harare today.

Mr Wilson Khumbula

Speaking after the meeting, former Zanu (Ndonga) President Mr Wilson Khumbula said the opposition party is now fully joining Zanu PF.

“I call upon all former Zanu (Ndonga) members to adhere to our decision that the party Zanu (Ndonga) dissolved in February 2015 and joined Zanu PF to become one party following the final round of negotiations with the representatives of Zanu PF led by Hon Dr Win BJ Mlambo. The decision to join Zanu PF was downplayed by the G40 cabal which teamed up with Manicaland provincial executive…..our members were denied entry into Zanu PF which saw some of our members enticed to other parties,” said Mr Khumbula.

Mr Khumbula says as Zimbabwe gears up for the forthcoming harmomised elections, members of Zanu (Ndonga) are being called upon to register and vote for Zanu PF.

“Now because the G40 cabal was brought to book, I call upon again to all Zanu (Ndonga) members to come back to Zanu PF. We have agreed with the leadership of the new dispensation led by His Excellency Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa that all our members are very much welcome into the party since we started together in 1963 as one party,” Mr Khumbula said.

With just a few months to go before the 2018 elections, the development presents an interesting political juncture in a country that is said to have over 80 political parties to date.

– ZBC


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