MDC-T em­barks on des­per­ate move

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Cor­re­spon­dent

DES­PER­ATE MDC-T has launched a cru­sade named #My Zim­babwe cam­paign, ap­par­ently to counter Pas­tor Evan Mawarire’s #ThisFlag move­ment which has over­shad­owed op­po­si­tion par­ties on so­cial me­dia.

This fol­lows MDC-T’s pres­i­dent Mr Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai’s shock ap­point­ment of two ad­di­tional vice-pres­i­dents, En­gi­neer Elias Mudzuri and Mr Nel­son Chamisa re­cently.

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Mr Richard Ma­homva de­scribed the MDC-T Youth As­sem­bly’s move as a des­per­ate ef­fort by a po­lit­i­cal party which has a weak po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy.

Mr Ma­homva said the MDC-T’s youths ini­tia­tive was a much-ado-about-noth­ing cam­paign by an at­ten­tion-seek­ing party.

“Not only is it a sick way of at­ten­tion-seek­ing, but it’s also a naked sign of the frac­tured state of op­po­si­tion po­lit­i­cal par­ties’ rel­e­vance. As such they are now com­pet­ing for at­ten­tion with un­struc­tured band­wag­ons,” said Mr Ma­homva.

He said cam­paigns are be­com­ing a new way of com­mu­ni­cat­ing griev­ances in the coun­try.

“I think the #My Zim­babwe cam­paign is noth­ing but a mere re­sponse to the re­cently held Zanu-PF youth march con­test­ing #ThisFlag cam­paign. I strongly be­lieve that gen­er­ally demon­stra­tions are slowly com­ing in as a medium of com­mu­ni­cat­ing po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ence in Zim­babwe,” said Ma­homva.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, the MDC-T Youth As­sem­bly claimed that the pre­vail­ing po­lit­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment had forced them to join online po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns.

“#MYZIMBABWE Cam­paign, speaks to our love and pa­tri­o­tism to this coun­try. We have been left with no choice but to start a cam­paign whose mis­sion is to lib­er­ate our Zim­babwe from a clue­less and greedy clique that only thinks about it­self and noth­ing else,” reads their state­ment.

“We urge all ci­ti­zens to em­brace the month of heroes, the month of Au­gust as a month of ac­tion to lib­er­ate our­selves from Robert Mu­gabe. This coun­try will re­main un­govern­able as long as Robert Mu­gabe and Zanu-PF does not heed the call.”

is comes fol­low­ing a cam­paign by Pas­tor Mawarire who also launched a #ThisFlag cam­paign trend­ing on Twit­ter draw­ing some sym­pa­this­ers on so­cial me­dia and the West­ern world.

An­a­lysts say the MDC-T fears that donors could with­draw fund­ing threat­en­ing the party’s ex­is­tence hence the launch of the so­cial me­dia cam­paign.

Mr Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai

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