People fed up with Morgan Tsvangirai’s tactics
EDITOR — It is quite true to say that MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai is living in the world of fantasy and make belief when he hallucinates that President Mugabe’s tenure is at the end.
The real truth is that President Mugabe is still in charge of the country and his party. Contrary to Tsvangirai’s hallucinations, the reality on the ground is that it is Tsvangirai who has lost control of his party as the majority of his supporters are fed up with him.
The MDC-T party has been gripped again by an act of dictatorship after Tsvangirai handpicked Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri making them his deputies in addition to Thokozani Khupe. This development has been challenged by some of the party’s supporters that have gone to the courts challenging the move.
Recently the MDC-T was rocked by fresh chaos in Masvingo after some senior party leaders in the province handpicked their allies to fill vacancies in the provincial executive during a shambolic council meeting. Some party members were disgruntled after some provincial executive members led by Mr James Gumbi appointed their associates to fill vacant posts instead of opening the floor to voting by secret ballot.
A large number of MDC-T supporters in Bulawayo are promising to boycott all of Tsvangirai’s rallies in the city and to leave the party. The majority of supporters are alleging 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 good leader should be principled like President Mugabe who is a man of his words, has clear-cut principles and vision. Tsvangirai lacks these qualities and behaves like a child. That is the reason why the MDC-T now has several offshoots being led by individuals frustrated by Tsvangirai.
The mainstream MDC was formed in a bid to bring the perceived democracy, which even failed to materialise at all costs in that party. This is the reason why the party has and still continues to fall apart. Tsvangirai should read between the lines and learn to be democratic in the true sense rather than to be myopic. Cosmetic democracy has crippled the main opposition party.
Tsvangirai has failed dismally in leading the party to democracy and many of his supporters are contemplating joining other political parties in the country under the democratic government of President Mugabe whom they envy. A close analysis of the prevailing political landscape seems to suggest that the MDC-T is heading for doom as long as Tsvangirai remains at the helm.
The lack of democracy in the main opposition party has led the faithful cadres to think otherwise and adopt apathy as an alternative and some have rejoined Zanu-PF. At the moment people are being urged to boycott all of Tsvangirai’s intended rallies.
The man is also accused of having a favourite clique of supporters whom he favours. Stewart Murewa,Via e-mail