For how long are we going to mourn over the shoulders of our oppressor? This is the question that clinked into my mind when I read that almost 24 parties will participate in next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
I think this is the time opposition parties are supposed to unity to oust Robert Mugabe who has forcibly ruled this country for more than three decades.
At one time in Zambia when Kenneth Kaunda stood against 11 opposition parties in the election. After the election combined opposition parties garnered more votes than that of Kaunda but because they split the votes Kaunda finally won.
My worry is that if Zimbabwe goes for an election next year the opposition parties might split the votes and give Mugabe an advantage. The formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 1999 gave us hope and we still hope that we will make it but as long as the parties are not united we may fail yet again to finally enjoy the independence that was so near.