World Bulletin/News Desk
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called on his rivals to participate in a live TV debate ahead of the country’s upcoming elections next week.
Addressing thousands of people at a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rally, Tsvangirai called for a live debate on television, “As we move closer to the election, I am also challenging Mugabe to a live debate on television, where each one of us will articulate our policies on how to make Zimbabwe a better place.”
Tsvangirai is currently the country’s Prime Minister in a coalition government led by President Robert Mugabe from party ZANU-PF.
If accepted, this will be Zimbabwe’s first ever live TV debate.
“I am challenging all the presidential candidates to a public debate so that Zimbabweans can see who has the best plan to uplift the lives of Zimbabweans,” said Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai stated he was not afraid of such a debate as his party, the MDC, had clear people-oriented policies.
Previous such challenges have been turned down by the 89 year old ZANU-PF presidential candidate.Last Mod: 23 Temmuz 2013, 14:53