HARARE – Dr. Nkosana Moyo, the founding president of the Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA), advised opposition political parties to stop hoping for a level playing field in politics and instead accept that they have been outwitted.
Moyo emphasized that authority will never be given to someone on a silver platter without a fight in an interview with a local news outlet Open Parly.
“One thing we must realize is that nothing in life is uncontested; nothing will ever be equal; nothing will ever take place.
“No one in authority will make things so they lose power,” he said.
The best approach to handle this situation, according to Moyo, is to admit that they are outsmarted and that they are not smart enough to admit it.
In the Zimbabwe 2018 presidential elections won by incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa albeit in disputed manner, Moyo ran as one of 23 candidates representing APA which fared dismally.
He has since stepped down as party president to concentrate on his Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) projects across the African continent.
The political landscape has been characterized as unequal since since the founding of the first republic under the late Robert Mugabe.
Civil society organizations and opposing political parties have been on record publicly expressing their displeasure with the level playing field.