Simba Makoni Launches Political Party Tomorrow
Simba Makoni, who will head the interim leadership of the new political party, to be called Mavambo.Kusile.Dawn (MKD)., which officially launches tomorrow.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 1 July 2009, Dr Simba Makoni finally launches the Mavambo.Kusile.Dawn party. Yes, the party will be known as Mavambo.Kusile.Dawn
The launch will be held at Stoddart Hall in Mbare, a teeming high-density suburb of Harare, the capital city. The function starts at 10:30a.m.
The party launches with an interim leadership to be headed by Dr Makoni and will start rolling out formal structures all over the country soon after that.
Already, I understand delegates from all the provinces of Zimbabwe have registered for the event, the most exciting political development in the country since the launch of the Inclusive Government of Robert Mugabe (The Solution) and Morgan Tsvangirai.
In a sign of just how little things have changed, the new party had to seek police clearance to hold the launch meeting, and the clearance was delivered to the party offices in Harare only this morning, paving the way for the announcement to be officially made.
I will give a full account of the proceedings here soon after the event itself is done.
All I can say is that finally, the people of Zimbabwe will have a true alternative, headed by the cleanest politician in Zimbabwe (who even refused to be allocated a farm while MDC-T politicians fall over each other to grab the remaining farms).