A shaken President Mugabe phoned MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai just before he held hands with Joice Mujuru in Gweru in a show of unity.
“Mugabe is scared, that is why he called Tsvangirai on the eve of the rally and demonstration and asked him if it was true that he was joining hands with Mujuru. Why else would he call if he was not afraid?” said People First’s Rugare Gumbo.
Gumbo said Tsvangirai met top MDC-T and ZimPF leaders just before their joint demonstration and rally in Gweru and informed them of the “surprise call from Mugabe”.
Gumbo said while the two political parties still needed to sit down and formalise the proposed grand coalition, the Gweru show had set the tempo towards uniting all democratic forces opposed to Zanu PF rule.
MDC-T vice-president, Nelson Chamisa, said Zanu PF had every reason to be afraid, given the latest political developments in the country, coupled with public anger over the deteriorating standards of living.
“A combination of love, peace and unity cannot be defeated. Opposition forces coalescing around an idea, whose time has come, cannot be defeated and it is now time for progressive forces in Zanu PF to stand up and speak out,” he said.