Sikhala's MDC return non event

EDITOR — I was surprised when the beleaguered MDC said that the return of Job Sikhala to their party would strengthen them. Indeed, Jonathan Moyo’s equation is spot on — weak plus weak translates to double weak.

There is no value addition that can be expected to the MDC from a rusty political has-been like Sikhala.

His speech at the recent MDC rally in Bulawayo is true testimony of a man emerging from a political wilderness.

Sikhala still believes in primordial politics of the “Mugabe must go” rhetoric. He told those who had the patience to listen that they should not wait for 2018 to remove Mugabe from power. Sikhala must tell us how he intends to remove a legitimate president before a democratic process in the form of an election is held.

The man is infamous for his militancy. He will indeed strengthen his newly-found home in purging those with contrary views to Tsvangirai.

Having spent nine years in the political darkness, Sikhala  wants to be in the limelight by being arrested. The police are, however, conscious of the fact that when “you make an argument with a fool, he will drag you to his level then beat you with experience”.

His statement which Tsvangirai concurs with, exposes the double standard of the latter. He is currently purging members of his party who want him to step down before the elective congress in 2016. He is telling them to wait for the congress.

In the same vein, Sikhala and Tsvangirai must wait for 2018.

Sikhala should explain to us if the conditions he once put on the table for him to rejoin the MDC were met. He had advised Tsvangirai to reconcile with the Mangoma/Biti camp first for him to consider rejoining.

Tafara Shumba

Comments (3)

This Sikhala of yours needs to be reminded that we have gone past the political situation that prevailed during the hey days of the MDC- I mean before he abandoned the ship with Ncube. We now need people who can think strategically in dealing with Zanu-PF not the Mugabe must go slogan. If i am correct this guy have been going merry round first with MDC-N then he formed his unpopular MDC99 which I guess never saw the daylight, then he went to bad with the newly found Madhuku's party lastly he is back to MDC-T. With all this what I can conclude is that this man resembles a political prostitute devoid of any strategic thinking but endowed with stupidity and lack of principle. What have changed in MDC-T today that lured him back? To be honest this guy is an opportunist who still believe that people of Zimbabwe will always vote for anything that is not Zanu-Pf. My brother those days are gone the electorate will scrutinize you before voting for you. Your yesteryear political skill is no longer applicable you need to change yourself or else you will find yourself Jobless.

BaMufaro - 19 March 2014

Ko zvitsva ndiyani asingazive kuti mugabe anofanira kuenda. Musatipedzere nguva ana bamufaro. mugabe, mhrui yake and his ministers ngavaende kana nhasi chaiye.

Freedom - 19 March 2014

Unfortunately for most of us the problem or the source of it is Mr Mugabe. While this may now be tiring, it remains a fact that Mr Mugabe is a major stumbling block to virtually all aspects of our lives. As they say a lie repeated a million times does not change to become the truth. The same applies with the truth, no matter how many times it is repeated it remains the truth. Chero takaneta nazvo its the truth. One simple thing done or said by Mr Mugabe either complicates or simplifies all our lives. And when it comes to our situation, we have a dangerously unpredictable individual always cunning, callous and with malicious intent. I don't know how we can separate this crisis from Mr Mugabe because he is the crisis itself. His careless actions and attitudes are still there affecting all of us. Careless policies, statements, and actions which culminated in land grabbing, corruption scandals, failed health care, economic meltdown, looting of resources, self enrichment, nepotism, poverty and unemployment to name a few are all there as proof of this problem. A simple case of interest to explain this is that of War Vets pensions in 1997. Remember how that careless action on the part of the President affected all our lives. I agree that the War Vets deserved a token of appreciation, but the way things were done is reckless and seems not to take consideration of the suffering masses. Unfortunately to me all this boils down to the President. I don't think all this has stopped either. Now we have 51% ownership schemes of everything which are chasing away investors when the country is so desperate for investment. Sadly we seem to have resigned ourselves to fate and accepted that we have lost.

mosquito - 20 March 2014

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