The people calling for the coalition in the opposition have all one thing in common, whether they care to admit it or not is irrelevant; they know there is no quality in the opposition and so they hope by bringing as many of the mediocre opposition parties together, quantity will trounce quality! Instead of the coalition’s strength being the sum of the individual parties in these circumstances it is as strong as the weakest individual party or worse!
Getting these corrupt and incompetent individuals to agree on anything as trivial as what name to call themselves is tough; getting them to agree on anything of substance in near impossible!
It is laughable that Tsvangirai should be accusing other opposition leaders of being obsessed with position and neglecting the task of ensuring the elections are free and fair.
"The question of a coalition is neither here nor there. We know that there are people that are putting the coalition discussions first, but we believe what is important is to fight for good electoral conditions. It will not help to have 10-15 parties uniting but going into elections under conditions which will provide the same result. That's why for us, the priority is conditions first and positions later," said Tsvangirai.
He has never fought for good electoral conditions in his whole political career.
If he cared about good electoral conditions then why the devil did he not implement the democratic reforms necessary for free and fair elections when he had the golden opportunity to do so during the GNU?
Even today, two years since the rigged July 2013 elections, he grudgingly admitted were rigged because MDC had failed to implement the reforms; still not even one reform has been implemented. He does not even know himself what reforms should be implemented as he has called for electoral law reforms initially but has recently called for electoral law reforms and “substantive reforms” without saying what these are!
So Tsvangirai want a coalition with other opposition parties but also want them to concentrate of creating the condition for free and fair elections by demanding the implementing of reforms which he himself is not clear what they are! What a waste of time and space!
Morgan Tsvangirai failed to get even one reform implemented during the GNU when MDC had the tramp-cards with the majority in parliament and cabinet and had SADC backing. Since the July 2013 elections it is Mugabe who now has the tramp-cards; the GPA has expired MDC has but a token number of MPs in parliament. It is not as if Tsvangirai is even trying to get the reforms implemented; he clearly has no idea where to start and so he has given up.