After being snubbed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he appointed his Cabinet, opposition parties are now ganging up against the new Zanu-PF leader who has indicated that the country would go for elections in seven months’ time.
Amid indications that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai turned down overtures to join Mnangagwa’s Cabinet, the Coalition Democrats (Code) has assigned Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa to lead talks for a formation of a broader coalition.
Presently there are three major coalition: Code lead by Elton Mangoma, MDC Alliance led by Tsvangirai and the People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) led by former vice president Joice Mujuru.
Prior to Mnangagwa announcing his Cabinet, the opposition parties had hoped that the new Zanu PF leader will take on board his rivals in a transitional authority of sorts. This did not happen.