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MDC leader Welshman Ncube has said the time has come for a new and credible agenda for change after the repeated failures by the opposition to topple President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF from power.

Speaking at the Bulawayo Press Club on Thursday evening, Ncube who had taken a low profile following his party’s drubbing in last year’s elections said opposition parties should go back to drawing board and relook at what went wrong instead of just crying foul.

“We are in permanent denial mode. We deny that we lost the election. We cannot continue to do the same thing over and over again. We cannot continue to shout slogans about stolen elections,” said Ncube.

The MDC leader said Zanu PF would continue to dominate the political landscape until opposition parties close ranks and unite. “This current state of affairs will persist for the foreseeable future,” he said.

“We need a convention of true democrats wherever they are located to relook at what went wrong and establish a credible agenda for change which the people of Zimbabwe can sincerely believe in ,” said the law professor.

Ncube said following Zanu PF election victory, the country’s economy has continued to plunge deeper into abyss.

“After nine months of observation, the government, notwithstanding nice sounding clicheacutes like ZimAsset, is clueless on how to manage the economy.

“The government is failing to support the productive sector in all its manifestation. Slogans don’t even and have never managed the economy,” said Ncube.

The former industry minister said the economic gains achieved by the inclusive government (GNU) were already being reversed as a result of Zanu PF’s election victory.

“A lot of people were deceived into believing that the GNU was a stumbling block in the resuscitation of the economy. Some of us who set in cabinet knew this was a lie meant to hoodwink the electorate,” he said.

Commenting on the defections of some senior party members to join the MDC led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Ncube said the defectors had never been loyal to the party.

Source : New Zimbabwe