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Mixed reaction to MDC-T policy conference

MDC-T’s recent policy conference managed to rejuvenate the party that is fighting to revive its wanning political fortunes, according to some analysts.

REPORT BY PATRICE MAKOVA

But others differed saying the party emerged from the conference weaker because it failed to close ranks with the labour movement, which is opposed to the party’s neo-liberal policies.

The conference held under the theme, Towards Real Transformation deliberated on the party’s Agenda for Real Transformation (ART), an economic blueprint which focuses on political, economic and social governance.

Analysts said MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai appeared confident as he told the 2 000 delegates in Harare that he was ready to form the next government.

Tsvangirai, who is also the country’s Prime Minister, said the conference proved that the party remained alive and stronger than ever before.

“We have, as a collective responsibility, come up with our ART of governance, a comprehensive policy package that demonstrates our statement of intent and our readiness to govern,” he said, adding that an MDC-T government would bring Zimbabwe’s economy back on its feet by tackling high unemployment, stamping out corruption and restoring economic stability.

Political analyst, Jabusile Shumba said policy conferences anywhere in the world offered a healthy platform for debate and communicating key policy positions with the electorate.

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