11 Feb 2017 - MASVINGO - As a continuation of their wide consultations ahead of the mooted opposition alliance, the MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be in Masvingo on February 10 - 12 while Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru will chair a provincial committee meeting on the same day that Tsvangirai meets his provincial executive.
Zimbabweans have pinned their hopes on a united front to challenge President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF in the much awaited 2018 elections.
Tsvangirai and Mujuru have been under pressure to forge an alliance which will rope in other smaller opposition parties.
Recently, Tsvangirai toured Matebeleland; meeting opinion leaders, ordinary folks and party structures to gather opinions on the coalition.
"We are doing nationwide consultations to hear what the people have to say regarding the impending alliance with other oppositions parties come 2018.
"We are a party that respects the will of the people and we do not want to rush into any alliance without consulting the masses first," said MDC-T national spokesperson Obert Gutu.
He said the tour in Matebeleland was a huge success and hope to get the same response in Masvingo.
"President Tsvangirai will be hearing the people's thoughts and we will deliberate on them. We do not want a situation where we impose on the people when we can go out and do consultations," said Gutu.
This publication learnt that Tsvangirai will cover Gutu and Bikita on February 10 while Zaka and Masvingo districts will be consulted on February 11. He will chair a provincial assembly on February 12.
Mujuru will be in Masvingo on February 12 chairing a provincial committee meeting readying for the party's elective convention.
"Our president will be coming on February 12 to audit our party structures to see our readiness for an elective convention whose date is yet to be announced.
"The audit will give the leadership a correct picture of the level of preparedness," said ZimPF Masvingo provincial spokesperson Jeffryson Chitando.top news