Zimbabwe PM challenges rivals to country's first TV debate

Previous such challenges have been turned down by Mugabe, the 89 year old ZANU-PF presidential candidate.

Zimbabwe PM challenges rivals to country's first TV debate

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.

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