Makoni Wants National Unity Government in Zimbabwe
Simba Makoni who was an Independent Candidate in the March 2008 Presidential Election in Zimbabwe has announced that Mugabe [ZANU-PF] and Tsvangerai [MDC] will not receive his support in the run off election. The reason is based on his desire for a National Unity Government and his disagreement with the Run Off Election. Makoni was a former Finance Minister under the Mugabe ZANU-PF Government who came in third place with 8.3% of the vote in the March 2008 Presidential Elections. I have questions about Makoni.
1. Does Mr. Makoni bear any responsibility for his actions when he served as Finance Minister from 2000 to 2002?
2. Why did it take Mr. Makoni so long to leave ZANU-PF to form his own party?
3. Is Mr. Makoni making this declaration from the heart or is it because he still has some feelings for Mugabe ZANU-PF?
4. How will this affect the situation in Zimbabwe [including the run off election and the already tense situation]
BBC News: "Zimbabwe's Makoni to back no one"