'MDC better off without Mangoma'

HARARE - The MDC says expelled deputy party treasurer-general Elton Mangoma is an outsider in the party whose departure will only make the party stronger.

Addressing thousands who attended a constituency rally in Harare’s Kuwadzana surbub yesterday, party organising secretary Nelson Chamisa ridiculed Mangoma’s insistence that he will not be forced out of the labour-backed party.

Chamisa said Mangoma was not there when the party was formed in 1999 as he only surfaced at the 2006 congress  following the party’s infamous split in 2005.

“We began to see Mr Mangoma at our party meetings in 2006 coming from another party but now the problem with nestlings is that the moment they develop hair they start to think they can fly on their own forgetting that they do not have wings,” Chamisa said.

“We are not going to force anyone out of the tent but if you want to derail the struggle, we say no and when we vomit some may think we are dying but vomiting is survival, we vomited and we are safer and stronger,” he added in apparent reference to Mangoma’s dismissal.

The Kuwadzana East legislator said party leader Morgan Tsvangirai remains at the helm of the party until congress which he said would be held earlier than 2016 to deal with the leadership issues once and for all.

Chamisa warned the rebels that the coming back on board of party cadres like Job Sikhala, who had strayed after the 2005 split, was clearing the way for the replacement.

He said the MDC was in good health as evidenced by members who told Tsvangirai not to panic as those causing commotion in the party would be effectively dealt with.

“I heard Mangoma saying he will stay put. Yes, you can stay put but at your house. So Mr Mangoma, stay put but please stay put at your house not in the MDC. Everyone in the party must be on guard and MPs take your positions because if you don’t, you subtract yourself,’ he said.

Comments (15)

Like Tsvangirai young Chamisa is an imbecile with a sense of entitlement towards the party. He thinks he is so special just because he was there when the party was formed. The youngster needs to be told that political parties are not there to serve the private interests of individuals. You can cause a party to be formed but once it gets going your interests are subordinate to that of the party. A modern political party belongs to those who subscribe to its rules and regulation and is open to the scrutiny of all members of society. A party is nobody's private property, Chamisa. Though Chamisa is young he seems to have ancient ideas and has no appreciation of democracy.

Mati Maonei Mlambo - 14 April 2014

Indiscpline mistaken for democracy. To HELL with the so-called Leadership Renewal in the MDC-T. We know who is doing what & for what.No going back,TSVANGIRAI famba nebhora.

TENGESAI - 14 April 2014

i appreciate what u said Tengesai not what that blatfucken mati maonei said. Fambai Save tinemi mugwara

elimond - 14 April 2014

Advocates of 'free speech' often repeat the mantra that the best response to bad speech is more and better speech, not the suppression of the bad stuff. Mati Maonei is suffering fro ma certain disease or malady.

Chemical Solution - 14 April 2014

Murikufamba muchiendepi-ko na Save wenyu asingaone? Kubva 1999 muchirikufamba nanhasi. muchasvika rinhi-ko? Muchawira mugomba naSave wenyu bofu zvaro risingaoni niks.

Open eyes - 14 April 2014

If he doesn't like the goings on in MDC, why doesn't he just wait for the congress, join other political formations or just form his own? Does he want to ride on the popularity of the MDC brand just like Welshman Ncube?

Dr Know - 14 April 2014

The MDC T is a party. A strong party which never lost an election fairly. We take responsibility for our successes and failures as a party and we know just how the last election was 'won' by ZANU PF. Pamberi na Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.

Ndaneta - 14 April 2014

Zimbos never cease to amaze. They seem to take things for granted and wamt everything to be smooth sailing. To be honest life what ever form has ups and downs no matter what. so what is happening in MDC T is not starange but part of life. All I can say is people who have the party at heart should remain steadfast these problems will come to an end. This Mangoma should just pack and go or follow the party rules and those prophecies of doom who think that MDC T will cease should keep dreaming on. Chinja left,right and centre.

Gwenaz - 14 April 2014

Save ndimi munenge muri panyanga kusvinga matonga Zimbabwe.Hindava vanhu muchishupanira nyaya isina basa.Bvisai Zanu pf nava Mugabe mozotaura zvavaTsvangirai.Munhu anonzi atadza kutonga mushure mekunge ambotonga nyika.Kwete kufungidzira zvisipo kuti zvivepo.

True Democracy - 15 April 2014

Vatungamiri ve MDC edzai kubatsira va Tsvangirai nekuvapa ma Advice uye information yose iri on the ground. If you deny him information you are failing him. He depends on you. If you are inefficient and ineffective and beleave Tsvangirai will be blamed, you action will sink the nation into poverty. Take it or leave it

GWEJE - 15 April 2014

You are losing focus now.You concentrate on irrelevant issues of infighting and leave the enemy to relax and regroup.Focus on the major issue.Remove Mugabe and then settle your differences later.Munopedzera matombo kumakunguwo hanga dzichauya.

chira - 15 April 2014

Tsvangirai sunga machende!!!

Mabhoyi Chikara - 15 April 2014

no1 is like tsvangirai he unites zimbabwe ,bulawayo loves you tsvangson, mana njalo.

hubert - 16 April 2014

Why are you wasting time kutaura naMangoma akapuhwa mari neZanu Pf. Tsvangirai is the only one who can face Dictator Mugabe ngatitorei nyika tozoona pamberi MDC-T for Life Chinja Maitiro, Gukhula izenzo

Chokwadi mufaro - 17 April 2014

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