|Edinah Masanga writes|
her personal capacity.
The past weeks have seen nothing but turmoil in Zimbabwe; political activist Itai Dzamara was abducted ,street demonstrations rocked Harare city centre, university lecturers downed tools, students took to the streets, University of Zimbabwe closed and reopened, there was a dramatic jailbreak at Chikurubi, bank closures, deepening and irreversible factionalism in Zanu Pf, and lastly the big one, the decision to honour MDCT request to expel Biti and company formerly MDCT parliamentarians from parliament.
The major question which has the political community talking is whether or not MDCT should participate in the by elections. Of course me being me I have to add my voice to the diverse opinions and theories doing rounds.
All things being equal you would think the current situation in the country would secure the opposition parties victory, what with the economy screaming, public servants going many months without pay, industries closing and the economy plummeting further down. Obviously what sustained the current regime in 2008 will not today because the economy doesn't have local currency. Gono can't print more money. These are turnaround factors and the MDCT would be blind not to consider them when deciding to or not to participate in by-elections.