Unity with­out di­rec­tion doomed

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDITOR – Lack of a na­tion­al­ist and peo­ple-ori­ented vi­sion has cost the Move­ment for Demo­cratic Change (MDC) dearly.

The party has sim­ply be­come the radar-less ship adrift the high seas of po­lit­i­cal de­nial. Mr Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai has been thrown into con­fu­sion af­ter fail­ing dis­mally in the 2013 July elec­tions.

The party and its sup­port­ers are now in a cri­sis of ex­pec­ta­tion.

Ts­van­gi­rai does not even re­alise that the coun­try is un­der sanc­tions. All peo­ple in this coun­try agree that there is a cri­sis in the econ­omy lead­ing to a serious liq­uid­ity crunch while rev­enue col­lec­tions have dras­ti­cally dwin­dled.

The MDC leader is the one who boldly cam­paigned and in­vited his West­ern han­dlers to im­pose sanc­tions.

The sanc­tions are hurt­ing ev­ery­one in this coun­try whether you are Zanu-PF or MDC. We should de­sist from invit­ing for­eign­ers to solve our prob­lems as the western­ers do not in­vite us to solve theirs. So, Mr Ts­van­gi­rai, when you in­vited sanc­tions was it your wis­dom or lack thereof?

As prime min­is­ter in the Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Unity (GNU), the man was over­whelmed with the lit­tle power given to him by Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe and for­got that he was given the man­date by the peo­ple to im­ple­ment gov­ern­ment poli­cies.

Right now the orig­i­nal MDC is no more and the splin­ters can­not be rec­on­ciled.

It is clear that Mr Ts­van­gi­rai is very thin on po­lit­i­cal strat­egy and po­lit­i­cal judg­ment. His limited ed­u­ca­tional back­ground has been used as can­non fod­der by his op­po­nents to ques­tion his lead­er­ship cre­den­tials.

The com­ing aboard of Joice Mu­juru’s Zim­babwe Peo­ple First will only make mat­ters worse as both lead­ers are power-hun­gry.

Tendai Biti of the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) seems to be a po­lit­i­cal novice who has not grad­u­ated from Great Hall pol­i­tics. A grand coali­tion will re­main a tall or­der. Stew­ard Murewa, Via email.

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