Peo­ple fed up with Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai’s tac­tics

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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

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