The National Patriotic Front (NPF) which is said to be the brainchild of the deposed Mugabe and his G40 allies insists it has not joined the opposition MDC Alliance despite attending the latter’s Harare march on Tuesday.
Quizzed over the issue, Jealously Mawarire, national spokesman for NPF, who addressed the protest march told NewZimbabwe that NPF not joined MDC, but joined them in demonstrating.
Said Mawarire, “We have not joined MDC, but we have joined them in demonstrating and I think we need to make that clear.”
Mawarire said electoral playing field is not and will never be even “as long as the military is in control, and these are the same people who subverted the Constitution last year”.
“You can’t expect them to provide a level playing field especially for these (2018) elections,” he said.
“But there is an important thing that you should do when you are participating in an election that is compromised, you mobilise people and anything in a voter turnout which is above 70% is very difficult to rig and that is what we are doing, joining them with what the millions the MDC already has so that we get to an election turnout which is way above 85 %.”
Other NPF members who also attended the march include former Zanu PF Harare South MP Shadreck Mashayamombe and former Chipango militia leader Jim Kunaka.