MDC now clueless

EDITOR — MDC’s continuous struggle to maintain relevance in the political landscape is becoming more and more desperate by the day.

Although they choose to ignore it, the writing is on the wall for them, the truth being that Morgan Tsvangirai and his cronies are now bankrupt of ideas on how to turn their fortunes in the political arena.

MDC is characterised by confusion where internal power struggles within  its top brass is the talk of the day. From the onset, MDC has shown that it is politically immature, as it cannot solve its internal problems without violence.

Factionalism is at its peak. MDC secretary-general Tendai Biti and expelled deputy treasurer Elton Mangoma are fighting for leadership renewal.

Tsvangirai is clearly failing to put his party in order, how then can he lead this nation?

In a press statement, Joel Makusha, a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University said, “MDC has nothing to offer the people apart from their usual rhetoric of just opposing for the sake of opposing”. Such sentiments echo the growing feeling among Zimbabweans who are now tired of waiting for Tsvangirai’s ‘promised land’.

MDC’s popularity is fast being eroded and even its most fanatical supporters are withdrawing from the party.

Its major downfall has been the reluctance by senior leaders to implement the will of the grassroots supporters, only considering their personal interests in spite of their claim of championing democracy.

MDC has never done anything tangible that can be cherished by its supporters. Recently, Tsvangirai wanted to visit the disaster hit Tokwe-Mukorsi victims well after efforts by the government to normalise the lives of the affected 2000 plus families. What is evident is that Tsvangirai does not have the people at heart as he claims but is only after personal aggrandisement.

Tsvangirai should retire gracefully before he leads MDC into political extinction.

Despite vociferous support, MDC has remained politically stunted.

Peacemaker Zano

Comments (30)

Why are you after MDC lead by Tsvangirai, there are tens of opposition parties in Zimbabwe, including one MDC-N. People , you will one day recognize the roll Tsvangirai is playing when he is outside politics. Those people you think can do miracles ,when they fail you shall remember that Tsvangirai was a visionary leader,by then the country would be in a one party state mood. I mean you should talk of opposition parties failures to dislodge the ruling party not pointing at Tsvangirai alone, he is one among others, who are failing but he is doing his best as i see it.

pagomo - 15 April 2014

Tsvangirai achatonga chete usingade uchida. Go and hang haters. Tsvangi ndizvo. isimbi yebasa.

Tsvangi supporter - 15 April 2014

Had to double-check to see if I wasn't reading the Herald. Tsvangirai is the Best alternative we have. Care to enlighten us on who you think would best replace him Mr Editor?

Dr Know - 15 April 2014

Isimbi yebasa revakadzi kwete rekutonga were on earth do you find a sitting president paying mantanance.

DAVID - 15 April 2014

You're losing the plot now Mr Editor. We've been together all along but now???

Sinikiwe Shumba - 15 April 2014

the way mdc supporters love Morgan i only wish they could do the same to GOD.but it seems GOD is not an inch near their hearts.even zanupf supporters don't fight for mugabe at that rate.Morgan has become a god to them

plenty - 15 April 2014

can you enlighten to us what Joel Makusha is lecturing in and what press conference he was addressing. Were the issues to do with Tsvangirai? Do not just pick on one voice and make the wrong assumption that it is representive of the views of all people. That was HIS own view which he is entitled to but mate don't make the foolish assumption that all people think like him. What statement has Joel given that has any substance. To hell with fakes.

JoJo - 15 April 2014

who said Tsvangirayi is bankrupt of ideas . We believe in him and we will continue to support him You can support who ever you want but don't waste your time on our Tsvangirai. The struggle contues.

RAYMOND - 15 April 2014

mr editor you are very right, if Tea boy clings on power MDC will be history come 2018

wind - 16 April 2014

Whoever wrote this article is anti MDC and is a player in the political circle. He must keep his analysis to himself. Besides ZANU PF there is no other opposition political party to talk of. Leadership renewal being talked about being led by Mangoma is a non starter in that he knows that elections in MDC will be held in 2016 but he wants to lie that Tsvangirai is cliching on to power but iye Mangoma ndiye asisamude asi iye was just an individual.

mhofu mutenhesanwa - 16 April 2014

we still believe in our president ....

DAVID MVUU - 16 April 2014

we still believe in our president ....

DAVID MVUU - 16 April 2014

Are you sure MDC-T is clueless?But clueless about what?Do you really think MDC should accommodate traitors who masquerade as democrats? Well,hate it,MDC-T is growing even bigger& stronger. That is the only party bold enough to flush out corrupt&indisciplined power hungry idiots.We don't need the so-called leadership renewal in our struggle.Tsvangirai has never been convicted of rape. The stories of women against him can only strengthen him.After all who is a Saint in any political party when it comes to women?To HELL with this stupid women issue!!!

Gudo guru - 16 April 2014

Are you sure MDC-T is clueless?But clueless about what?Do you really think MDC should accommodate traitors who masquerade as democrats? Well,hate it,MDC-T is growing even bigger& stronger. That is the only party bold enough to flush out corrupt&indisciplined power hungry idiots.We don't need the so-called leadership renewal in our struggle.Tsvangirai has never been convicted of rape. The stories of women against him can only strengthen him.After all who is a Saint in any political party when it comes to women?To HELL with this stupid women issue!!!

Gudo guru - 16 April 2014

Are you sure MDC-T is clueless?But clueless about what?Do you really think MDC should accommodate traitors who masquerade as democrats? Well,hate it,MDC-T is growing even bigger& stronger. That is the only party bold enough to flush out corrupt&indisciplined power hungry idiots.We don't need the so-called leadership renewal in our struggle.Tsvangirai has never been convicted of rape. The stories of women against him can only strengthen him.After all who is a Saint in any political party when it comes to women?To HELL with this stupid women issue!!!

Gudo guru - 16 April 2014

Are you sure MDC-T is clueless?But clueless about what?Do you really think MDC should accommodate traitors who masquerade as democrats? Well,hate it,MDC-T is growing even bigger& stronger. That is the only party bold enough to flush out corrupt&indisciplined power hungry idiots.We don't need the so-called leadership renewal in our struggle.Tsvangirai has never been convicted of rape. The stories of women against him can only strengthen him.After all who is a Saint in any political party when it comes to women?To HELL with this stupid women issue!!!

Gudo guru - 16 April 2014

Are you sure MDC-T is clueless?But clueless about what?Do you really think MDC should accommodate traitors who masquerade as democrats? Well,hate it,MDC-T is growing even bigger& stronger. That is the only party bold enough to flush out corrupt&indisciplined power hungry idiots.We don't need the so-called leadership renewal in our struggle.Tsvangirai has never been convicted of rape. The stories of women against him can only strengthen him.After all who is a Saint in any political party when it comes to women?To HELL with this stupid women issue!!!

Gudo guru - 16 April 2014

Are you sure MDC-T is clueless?But clueless about what?Do you really think MDC should accommodate traitors who masquerade as democrats? Well,hate it,MDC-T is growing even bigger& stronger. That is the only party bold enough to flush out corrupt&indisciplined power hungry idiots.We don't need the so-called leadership renewal in our struggle.Tsvangirai has never been convicted of rape. The stories of women against him can only strengthen him.After all who is a Saint in any political party when it comes to women?To HELL with this stupid women issue!!!

Gudo guru - 16 April 2014

This is a case were the journalist has been bribed to write a story. Your story lacks depth and facts. Daily News you can do better than this!!!

Awilo - 16 April 2014

For once your paper has published a very accurate and true analysis of a realistic situation. I wonder if this is meant to revive the dying/dead opposition party. However i still sympathise with a few idiots who can not wake up from their dream but they cling on to this direction-less flowing log thing called Tsvancry.

reason - 16 April 2014

Nobody says or just wishes to say the MDC-T has underperformed.It is their recorded results on the track that is facilitating their downfall.Sarcasm to the columnst is proof of our ignorance and lack of appreciation of the truth.

madlinduna - 16 April 2014

zvechiZanu-PF taneta nazvo

Eddie - 16 April 2014

Never mind the sincerity aor depth of this story. My question is: Is Peacemaker Zano a journalist or this is just a letter to the editor by a one reader. The story is too pathetic the represent the Daily News quality of journalism. Sorry maningi stereki. Ende ndanyara nemwi veDaily News.

Chirima - 16 April 2014

Please give Tsvangiral enough respect for what he has done. You bad commentators will remain commentators nothing more nothing less. When the political situation in the countryn was dangerous to swim you never tried to enter becuase you are damn cowards only good at spawning venom and writing discouraging comments. The bad comments will not help you and the situation. You are people who are good at criticisms but no solution is offered. If you are good analysts you should be able to predict the future and advice accordinly. We are tired of these so called political analysts or comments that are blunt and useless. They are only good as news. To Tsvangirai remain calm and composed vana Mangoma imhepo ichapfuura kune avo vasina zvavanoziva. Many have tried the same strategy and failed. They do not concentrate on the core issues.

Tendai Moyo - 16 April 2014

Pliz politics is a game some time yu win and yu can loss also so MDC. Musarase mbereko nekufirwa one day mwari ndewe munana

filipe joconha - 16 April 2014

MT indizvo. Mandela led the struggle until independence. Whats wrong with MT?| He is doing his best to fight a militalised structure and its not easy. Arm chair critics u can go hang. Mangoma and team can form their own party so that they can compete with MT

zesa - 16 April 2014

God has all the answers

museyamwa - 17 April 2014

if MDC T is clueless, what more can we say about Zanu PF idiots, blood hungry, looters, merciless people, Editor, Zimbabwe is governed in Harare, where MDC T has the majority, work up, the economic challenges facing the Zimbabwe are man made and can be averted simply if the people's Party come into power, Mr Editor stop diverting our attentions from the melting economy to silly thinking of a few who want to be opportunists, the likes of Mahoso, J Moyo, Psychology Maziwisa including the one you quote Mr Editor, sing praise for Zanu PF for their personal interests, evil interests,

joe buwa - 17 April 2014

JOE BUWAA - Harare is not zimbabwe. It does not mean that people living outside Harare are not people of Zimbabwe. If u think Harare is Zim then your party will not rule Zim until they appriciate the masses in the rural areas. We know people who don't live in Harare but have bought and built house through farming. The world has no place for lazy people, don't lie to yourself thinking that if Tsvangirai comes into power you will get silver and gold. You talk of corruption in govt some of the ministries were headed by MDC,

big Joe the farmer - 22 April 2014

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