Tsvangirai must be decisive

EDITOR — The leadership renewal call by some members of the MDC has not been given the attention it deserves by true progressive members of the opposition movement.

Morgan Tsvangirai, the real target of the renewal calls has also managed to stifle debate on the same, using his well-known old strategy of unleashing violence against those who decide to oppose him.

It is sad that the discourse in the opposition movement has not been allowed to flow freely so as to allow people to air their views on what really has necessitated these renewal calls in a democratic manner.

In the past months, I have had an opportunity to mingle with some officials who were in the MDC government parallel structures that was powered by Institute of Democratic Alternative in Zimbabwe (IDAZIM).

This group constituted of think tanks that constantly put together research papers on the route the MDC was to take in the previous general elections.

According to some of these officials, Tsvangirai had the sole prerogative of endorsing or throwing away proposals as they came.

It is now coming out that Tsvangirai was very indecisive on what action to take on some of the critical proposals that were submitted to his office, thereby the blame on last year’s election loss is put squarely on his indecisiveness.

What pains the renewal camp most is that Tsvangirai is now implementing some of the proposals way after the resounding victory by Zanu PF.

The growing feeling within the MDC  circles is that the indecisive nature of Tsvangirai will keep the party moving in circles.

In some instances, insiders hint that where he acted, it was done half-heartedly such as the idea of the labour-backed party having a liberation flair in the movement as a way of outwitting Zanu PF through courting former Zipra elements.

Questions that need answers are: does the MDC see any opportunities in engaging with Zipra including Dabengwa’s outfit?

This engagement may not really be about unification but establishing a common front towards and even after elections?

How much legitimacy of the liberation struggle history will an alliance with Zipra give to the MDC party?

How does this also impact the Matabeleland vote?

How much does this also create regional and Pan-Africa legitimacy for the MDC to have an alliance with one of the most credible liberation struggle history mars?

Dingizulu Moyo


Comments (11)

Dingizulu Moyo must shut up as he talks rubbish.Leadership renewal is a totally empty cry.You don't understand our problem in Zimbabwe.Tsvangirai is simply a victim of power hungry idiots NOT at all the problem in Zw !!

Kabanana - 2 April 2014

what decision mr writer you are stupid , what are you after yesterday you write , what action tsvangirai? why do you hate tsvangson like uri mbwa iwe

hondo - 2 April 2014

its sad to note that all those who come with guns blazing in defense of tsvangirai....say a lot of unprintable words...saka freedom of choice,expression,democracy etc zviri papi imi muchitukirira nekuda kurova vane pfungwa dzakasiyana nedzenyu...

truth hurts - 2 April 2014

Saying former Zipra soldiers are inclined to join the MDC-T is to some extent telling us that they share the same political ideology with that party. Zipra fought courageously against Rhodesians. How can they now join the Rhodesians en-masse? Dont insult Zipra, these are honourable men and women who would really suprise me if they agree to work under Tsvangirai. I have no problem with Dabengwa or anyone else forming and leading their political parties and contest fo power. But if they join MDC-T, then how would they respond to Morgan when he says endai munosungirira nyika payakanga yakasungirirwa? Well, Tichaona.

machakachaka - 2 April 2014

Dingizulu, zapu does not need Tsvangirai's permission to fight for the people's rights. Stop this blame shifting. You blundered thinking Mugabe was going to invite you, Zapu into coalition.

itayi gwenhure - 2 April 2014

Everyone listen carefully. Before you talk about MDC ask yourselves these questions. 1. How many political parties that stood for elections against ZANU PF more than two times in Zimbabwe including ZAPU which also fought for this country arestill relevant? 2. Why are you worried about MDC-T being a perfect party? 3. Where in the world have you seen a perfect party? 4. ZANU PF has been ruling Zimbabwe since 1980 is it a perfect party, how many scandals have it done and how come all of you are quiet about it? 5. Morgan wacho moda aite sani politician wamunoziva? After this then carry on

Tindo - 2 April 2014

@TINDO. Watsemura....ndiyo yatinoti " Thats it, end of story"

codza - 3 April 2014

The Moyo guy is either an assylum guy outside Zimbabwe, or if in Zim, totally out of syc with the real MDC problem, dont sell the nation a dummy. Tsvangiray is the man and face of the struggle

Obert Nhoko - 3 April 2014

very shallow and empty.be serious

petso - 4 April 2014

zanu pf is the best managed part in Africa zvamunofunga kuti ndozvichaitika hazviitiki muchasvotwa kusvika marutsa

bazuka - 4 April 2014

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