News:Zanu PF Rules Out Possibility Of Another Coalition Govt Before 2018 Elections

<vote /> Addressing journalists after a Zanu-PF Politburo meeting in Harare, the party's secretary for Administration Ignatius Chombo, said no amount of pressure from opposition parties will force Zanu-PF into another Government of National Unity.

Giving a second hand account of what Mugabe said during the meeting, Chombo said,

His Excellency stated that the opposition had forged a coalition aided by some external forces, which have become glaringly visible. The opposition has taken to violent protests supported by Western powers who are providing financial aid. The President informed the Politburo on the need for the party to evolve its own strategies to counter the violence being perpetrated by the opposition. The opposition is doing this with the hope that they would force Zanu-PF into a Government of National Unity. There cannot be a Government of National Unity when Zanu-PF won the elections and was given a five-year mandate to rule. President Mugabe went on to encourage members of the party to be highly vigilant, well organised and to be firm in defending the party so that Zanu-PF has a resounding victory in 2018.

There have been calls by opposition parties and civil groups for Mugabe to step down and allow a transitional government to rule.

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