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Makoni launches MKD

Simba Makoni has finally launched his party the Mavambo-Kusile-Dawn party in Harare more than a year after contesting in the presidential elections.

The former finance minister who last year contested the Zimbabwe 2008 Presidential elections and finished third has taken more than a year to launch his party.

I think the launching of the party is a good thing but I think that he has a lot of work ahead of him if he is to overtake the two MDCs and Zanu PF.

The good news is that he has at least two years to get his party ready for the next elections which should happen after the new constitution is launched.

I also think that he has lost traction because of the delay in the launching of the party but I could be wrong.

I have also read about some bickering in the party coming from senior members of the movement and if that's true then he needs to move quickly to make sure his party has the right image before the electorate.

I think having an alternative to the two MDCs and Zanu PF is good but the MKD must prove to be very different from those parties to attract lots of voters.

There is also the revived ZAPU to think about and I think having more strong parties is good for Zimbabwe's democracy and I will be waiting to see where MKD goes from here.

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