Ts­van­gi­rai frus­trates MDC-T sup­port­ers

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — The MDC-T party has been gripped again by an act of dic­ta­tor­ship af­ter party leader Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai hand-picked Nel­son Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri to make them his deputies in ad­di­tion to Thokozani Khupe.

This de­vel­op­ment has been chal­lenged by some of the party’s sup­port­ers that have taken the mat­ter to the courts.

A large num­ber of MDC-T sup­port­ers in Bu­l­awayo have promised to boy­cott all of Ts­van­gi­rai’s ral­lies in the city and to pull out of MDC-T and join any party that fol­lows its laid down prin­ci­ples.

The ma­jor­ity of sup­port­ers al­lege that they are now fed up with Ts­van­gi­rai’s hypocrisy and lack of good lead­er­ship skills as the man is al­ways swayed by the wind.

Hon­estly a true leader should be prin­ci­pled like Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe who has proved over time that he is a man of his word, has clear-cut prin­ci­ples and has a vi­sion. Ts­van­gi­rai lacks these qual­i­ties and be­haves like a buf­foon, a man of du­bi­ous rev­o­lu­tion­ary cre­den­tials.

That is the rea­son why the MDC-T has now sev­eral off­shoots be­ing led by power hun­gry in­di­vid­u­als who have been frus­trated by Ts­van­gi­rai.

Ts­van­gi­rai has failed dis­mally in lead­ing the party to democ­racy and many of his sup­port­ers are con­tem­plat­ing join­ing a plethora of other ‘per­ma­nent op­po­si­tion’ par­ties un­der the demo­cratic gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe whom they envy. A close anal­y­sis of the po­lit­i­cal land­scape seems to sug­gest that the party is head­ing for doom so long as Ts­van­gi­rai re­mains at the helm.

The lack of democ­racy in the party has led the faith­ful cadres to think oth­er­wise and added to ap­a­thy and some have re­joined Zanu-PF. Ts­van­gi­rai is a Machi­avel­lian char­ac­ter who be­lieves that the end jus­ti­fies the means. Surely we should move away from me­dieval his­tory which says in democ­racy there is a lot of id­iocy. Ste­wart Murewa, Via e-mail.

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