MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai says he will not stay a second longer in power if his followers no longer want him as their leader.
Mr Tsvangirai has been at the helm of the MDC-T for 16 years. The party holds congresses every five years to choose their leadership and Mr Tsvangirai has always won.
“I can’t stand up there and say because some people feel that I have stayed long when my own congress feel they have confidence in me,” he said. “It flies in the face of democratic principles of subjecting yourself to the voice of the people,” he told Ruvehenko Parirenyatwa in a radio interview.
On a coalition with former VP Joice Mujuru said he was ready to work with anyone to dislodge President Mugabe from power. But he said there no coalition to talk about since Mujuru has not formed a party.
“How is it a coalition when the people involved have not even discussed the issue . . . discussions about discussions are not coalitions, any coalition is based on institutional relations not individuals,” said Mr Tsvangirai. “Mai Mujuru has not launched a party. You can’t talk of a coalition of Mujuru and Tsvangirai when she has no party.”
Mr Tsvangirai in the interview also denied links with the US saying his party had roots in Zimbabwe.