MDC fight - The real story

HARARE - A 25-page dossier  penned by the “Renewal Team” details a plan to overthrow MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai by destroying his “brand strength” and financial “resource base.”

Power point slides obtained by the Daily News yesterday, show that a group of rebels held a strategic meeting early this year where they came up with plans to boot out Tsvangirai.

Shockingly, the dossier does not once mention how they plan to fight Zanu PF.

The dossier emerges amid an intense media campaign to splash salacious details and allegations of Tsvangirai’s personal indiscretions across newspaper front pages for weeks, a move that has drawn the ire of MDC faithfuls.

Though no stranger to leadership challenge, this is the first revelation of serious inside action against the one-time premier and former trade union leader to impugn his personal standing, rather than his political dealings.

The dossier raises questions about Tsvangirai’s ability to govern the MDC effectively under mounting pressure, and comes at a time when he has been weakened by a fight between him and his ex-ally Tendai Biti, whose breakaway faction is going by the moniker “MDC Renewal Team”.

A spokesperson for Biti’s faction, Jacob Mafume, yesterday denied that the group had authored the document.

“We never authored that, it’s a fabrication,” Mafume told the Daily News.

“We are not strangers to this kind of thing. Remember TB (Tendai Biti) was arrested on a strength of fake documents authored by Zanu PF (in 2008). We see this as a continuation of that malicious agenda.”

However, observers said yesterday that plot did not come as a major surprise, as there was plenty of speculation about backroom dealing, supported by an unprecedented campaign to topple Tsvangirai in the wake of his failure last year to dislodge Zimbabwe’s 90-year-old leader, Robert Mugabe, from power.

The dossier also shows that Tsvangirai was presiding over a rancorous, unstable party and increasingly distracted by internal scheming against him ahead of last year’s poll.

Tsvangirai’s ouster was mooted in the dossier under four scenario narratives. There is the “Bvunurwa/MT Resurgence Scenario”, anchored on a strong brand and strong financial resource base, which was described as “highly undesirable” and “highly unlikely”.

The “Gonye/Slow Death Scenario”, is anchored on strong financial resource base and weak brand which was described as “likely but undesirable”;

Then there is the “Chimimba Mutekwe/Paralysis Scenario”, anchored on a strong brand and weak financial resource base which was described as “likely but undesirable”;

Then there was the preferred “Chaos/Marengenya Scenario”, anchored on Tsvangirai’s weak financial resource base and weak brand which was described as “likely and highly desirable.”

Elton Mangoma, a key member of the Renewal team, is credited as the first renewal leader to come out openly with the move to topple Tsvangirai, alleging that the MDC leader was now a hard-sell candidate who could not win elections because of his sexual indiscretions and alleged indecisiveness.

Insiders claim that this was the genesis of the “Marengenya Scenario,” an allegation strenuously denied by Mafume.

Mangoma penned an open letter to Tsvangirai in January, about the same time the “Renewal Team” dossier was authored, in which he asked Tsvangirai to resign, arguing that he had failed to push through reforms while in a four-year power-sharing government with Mugabe.

Mangoma was subsequently suspended in February, a move he challenged in court — and has continued criticising Tsvangirai in the media and at parallel party meetings.

Tsvangirai has long said there was a smear campaign based on groundless allegations against him which he has described as shameful and disgusting, with a subversive aim.

The dossier in the possession of the Daily News gives credence to the claim that the “Renewal Team” is at the centre of a secret plan to replace Tsvangirai, a move that began months before the leadership challenge.

It is not immediately clear who was running the plan, but slides of a PowerPoint presentation by the “Renewal Team” gave the green light in January to roll out the “Chaos/Marengenya scanario”.

The confidential 25-page document contains stunning proposals for wide-ranging shock therapy for the MDC.

The dossier details an “MT (Morgan Tsvangirai) brand depletion strategy.”

It notes that Tsvangirai had played “the victim card”, and that his “marital issues have been messy”.

“He is scandal-ridden, farm ownership, finances, properties,” the dossier adds, wondering further about the: “Key question, how do we leverage on this?

“At the moment the brand is not sufficiently eroded. How do we sufficiently erode brand MT?,” it says.

Other mooted strategies were:

*Financial squeeze
*Isolation of key political and technical pillars of support.
*Block possible sources of support and involve him in engaging them.
* Limit access and engagement with grassroots.
* Intensify social media campaign.
* Empower structures for advocacy.
* Compile and publicise dossier.
* Truth telling campaign.
* Grand coalition strategy — reaching out to other critical political players.”

The dossier also singles Nelson Chamisa as “the strongest pillar of support for MT” and his spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka, both of whom needed to be targeted.

The dossier proposes using Chamisa “to create a divided opinion and divided social base.”

“NC (Nelson Chamisa) character heavily dented in 2013-primary elections,” the dossier says.

It details a plot by the Renewal Team to “manipulate” key media houses, notably the Daily News, NewsDay, Studio 7 and Nehanda Radio.

The dossier identifies “key people” in the media in their campaign as Daily News Group Editor Stanley Gama,  the paper’s News Editor Gift Phiri, Nehanda Radio managing editor Lance Guma, and a NewsDay staff writer.  These journalists, claim the Renewal Team, were a threat to their agenda claiming they were close to Tsvangirai.

The Renewal Team saw “an opportunity” to use a weekly “friendly” newspaper  to spearhead its campaign given what was described as the paper’s revulsion against Tsvangirai.
The team was mooting “a robust media strategy.”

“He (Tamborinyoka) is not a strategic thinker — no telescopic mind,” the dossier says.

“Enjoys tactics and not strategies. Currently, he is enjoying the space and scope for hand-holding MT. Enjoys a collaborative relationship with MT. Needs to be isolated at all levels (financially, socially and politically).”

The dossier also speaks to the Renewal Team’s attempted alliance with civil society, which it, however noted was “currently in limbo, plagued by funding challenges”.

“This presents us an opportunity to leverage our support,” the dossier says.

“NCA project might fail to take off — divisions between Takura Zhangazha and Madhuku. No clear or viable think-tanks at the moment — IdaZim is dead.

“Need for a non-divisive re-engagement strategy with key civil society actors. We need to identify key pillars of MT support in civil society and engage them.”

The dossier says “the key variables that will determine MT survival are brand strength and resource base.”

The dossier exclusively focuses its energies on Tsvangirai, and not Zanu PF and yet the movement professes to be democratic — and that includes being strangely mute against the ruling party.

Comments (70)

mmmm this is a real document ..iam not a politician but this document I did see it with Solomon madzore ,when he was working on buying a Nissan sulphy from one guy who works for some real estate and left it in his Isuzu, and that's where this document was in point plan one that you tick and make recommendations on it and it showed they had scribbled on it as well and had all those guardian council issues and provincial things .Iam very disappointed in that whilst I didn't put much thot on it ,it showed how they think they could just do anything and take us for a ride ,he left the document on the passenger seat ,I never thot solo could stoop so low.but anyway its politics .ini handina card of the mdc,but vote for it and I will continue to do so.

zvakaoma - 18 June 2014

The so called 'LEADERSHIP RENEWAL TEAM' has dismally failed in their clandestine machinations against MT. We continue to support MT-our only hope for a new Zimbabwe. We can't follow power hungry sell outs of our struggle.It is very foolish for anyone to talk of university degrees as the passport to political leadership in Zimbabwe. One can only deceive themselves to think that pple are still backward in this struggle. Pple actually know what they want & how to get it. Divisionists are just wasting their time & resources.

MAFIRANHANDO - 18 June 2014

stupid ideas from stupid ,sick,unhelpful and dangerous pipul wit no vision ,im very sori to wh o ever z goin to support

gakachu or damage controller - 18 June 2014

While i am not a politician and just but an ordinary Zimbabwean concerned about the future of our country, the Dailynews continues to disappoint me on the coverage of the MDC split.It seems the once reliable paper has all but taken a bias approach to the issue only showing the short comings of the renewal team. Tsvangirai is not a saint and so is Biti.It would be fair if you did cover both sides fairly and not what you doing currently. Interms of leadership quality Tsvangirai has failed the test dismally and no one is his rightful mind will question that . The questions your papaer should be asking is , what does Tsvangirai have to offer to the people of Zimbabwe that he failed to do when he has been MDC president for the past 15 or more years and PM for more than 4 years.Please lets be object about this cause the future of this country is at stake.

disappointed - 18 June 2014

It's a pity the renewal team has shown how jealous they are of MT's achievements. Their glaring miscalculation of the mood of the people hoodwinked them into taking people for granted. Now their treacherous plans are falling on them like a tone of bricks.Pliz, never play games with the people of Zimbabwe.That is why MT is very much committed to the cause of the struggle.

MAFIKEZOLO - 18 June 2014

I really do not understand these renewal guys. mufume ,biti ,mangoma vanhu ava vakangwarisa.mufume anoita kubuta rute achitaura.itorai mari united. hamheno.

bt - 18 June 2014

mr disappointed, I think it is your democratic right to leave MDC-T and move over to MDC-TB or Renewal Team. Time has now come for people like mr disappointed to belong to the party with leadership they trust than continue to be where you are not happy. So please mr man instead of wasting your time and energy attacking Tsvangirai you are better off channeling that energy into your young party which really need trusted leadership not Mafume and company.

magezatsvimbo - 18 June 2014

If people know the difference between power and authority then thy would not blame MT for what happened during the GNU. MT had the power but didn't have the authority to exercise the power. ZANU-PF had the authority and they would extend it to MT as and when they so wish. They never wish it, so they never gave it to MT. I say this as if you don't know ZANU-PF. Now they enjoy as you blame MT. Even TB knows exactly what happened during the GNU, it's only that TB want to gain political mileage by blaming MT. I tell you all this will come to pass, but MT will be victorious. Watch this space. God bless you.

Boterekwa - 18 June 2014

iwe disappointed do you know that biti & mangoma represented tsvangirai pa GNU so they are the ones who failed tsvangirai & the MDCT family they are not the best to spearhead the renewal thing of we are to have one

johngorowa - 18 June 2014

iwe disappointed do you know that biti & mangoma represented tsvangirai pa GNU so they are the ones who failed tsvangirai & the MDCT family they are not the best to spearhead the renewal thing if we are to have one

johngorowa - 18 June 2014

The dossier if it is ever there, must be implemented without delay. It will be good for Zimbabwe political landscape to get rid of this mentally retarded opposition leader who has wasted the electorate's time and energy. The country can never be ruled by an idiot simply because he boasts of an equally idiotic support base.

reason - 18 June 2014

disappointed,you are really a disappointment.It shows how stupid you really are.Before you judge Daily News on stories relating to this MDC split,also read what Herald is writing about the same issue.Why is herald celebrating the split of MDC?Do you think Herald will give you a positive story about Tsvangirai? As for what Tsvangirai has to offer, It shows how short your memory is.Compare the economy during the inclusive gvt and the present scenario and then think who could do better if given the legitimate mandate of governing the country.I shudder to think that we are slowly going back to the era when you could que at supermarkets only to buy chunks.

chimuti - 18 June 2014

Stupid people keep crying,MT has nothing new to offer as if anything new is being offered elsewhere. What new thing is MT supposed to offer? We don't need confusion in our struggle.We don't have to change leadership like underwear in this struggle. Yes real, responsible freedom, economic recovery with sound policies etc are the new things MT will deliver to the people when he wins. We know ZANU PF are bitter that MT has proved to a brave fighter-something many dreaded & now turn themselves into sell outs. We know the struggle is long,hard &thorny. Let the faint- hearted fall while the brave will much on till final victory which is certain anyway.

GURAKUCHEE - 18 June 2014

Inasmuch as Tsvangirai may have not been as effective as people would expect maybe due to personal weaknesses or whatever, nothing justifies the magnitude of hate from TB and Co. When someone hates a fellow comrade to the extent of wanting to bribe the media and play all sorts of dirty tricks just to gain control of the party it's so pathetic. I think TB and Co. are worse than MT because they're appear to sharing notes with Zanu PF on how to assassinate Morgan's character. If these guys has apply their minds and energy in coming up with strategies against Zanu PF the way they are doing it against MT i think they would have achieve a lot for opposition and democracy. One will be forgiven to suspect that MT wouldn't succeed in anyway if this revelation is anything to go by. It seems these guys were determined to make sure he lost.

Gore Rino Tichaonerera - 18 June 2014

Inasmuch as Tsvangirai may have not been as effective as people would expect maybe due to personal weaknesses or whatever, nothing justifies the magnitude of hate from TB and Co. When someone hates a fellow comrade to the extent of wanting to bribe the media and play all sorts of dirty tricks just to gain control of the party it's so pathetic. I think TB and Co. are worse than MT because they're appear to sharing notes with Zanu PF on how to assassinate Morgan's character. If these guys has apply their minds and energy in coming up with strategies against Zanu PF the way they are doing it against MT i think they would have achieve a lot for opposition and democracy. One will be forgiven to suspect that MT wouldn't succeed in anyway if this revelation is anything to go by. It seems these guys were determined to make sure he lost.

Gore Rino Tichaonerera - 18 June 2014

Inasmuch as Tsvangirai may have not been as effective as people would expect maybe due to personal weaknesses or whatever, nothing justifies the magnitude of hate from TB and Co. When someone hates a fellow comrade to the extent of wanting to bribe the media and play all sorts of dirty tricks just to gain control of the party it's so pathetic. I think TB and Co. are worse than MT because they're appear to sharing notes with Zanu PF on how to assassinate Morgan's character. If these guys has apply their minds and energy in coming up with strategies against Zanu PF the way they are doing it against MT i think they would have achieve a lot for opposition and democracy. One will be forgiven to suspect that MT wouldn't succeed in anyway if this revelation is anything to go by. It seems these guys were determined to make sure he lost.

Gore Rino Tichaonerera - 18 June 2014

Rangu pfumo ndoposha kumhandu rako pfumo woposha kuneni. Struggle within a struggle

Tichaenzana - 18 June 2014

i may agree that MT has nothing new to offer, my point is it is the same people Bit and Co who had been representing the party in negotiations, that when they connived with the devil, MT may have failed, but i wont support Biti, he is very power hungry, how can you hate a person like that, tarnishing his image just to gain relevance, shame on you Biti and co, your act reminds me of when lucifer influenced a third of the angel to rebel against God, too bad they where casted down and are now the devil and his demons, awaiting eternal fire.I would rather support kissnote than the learned but unwise Biti.

engineer - 18 June 2014

Biti is determined to fight Tsvangirai and not zanu pf, so who are biti's masters ? Biti is fighting the opposition in Zimbabwe, its a battle beyond his ability

zimbo - 18 June 2014

Daily News is biased towards teaboy. who doesn't know that. their reporting is meant to prop up our teaboy. why is it that everyone who opposes teaboy is said to be ZPF?

Truth - 18 June 2014

Any Zimbabwean who yearns for the future of the country, who has seen the sad and hungry child, who has witnessed the pain and agony, who seeks wisdom and not slyness, will tell Biti and his renewal team to understand the sadness of the way things are right now. Renewal team, please put Zimbabweans first and gracefully leave politics.

Wokwawo S - 18 June 2014

pane achikufunga kuti Tsvangirai achazoita president sure, apera basa munhu uyu, unfortunately ha cant die overnight, he wil go the Magret Dongo, Shakespeare Maya , Ndonga way, its just over for him....

wegono - 18 June 2014

Biti wakabvira kare wakarambira muhotera kuMozambique Gore riya. Wakatengesa nyika PaGNU naMangoma wako . Moti SAVE vakatadza imi makaitei 4yrs muchikurukura madhaka representing us. Rubbish

Kunde - 18 June 2014

I think Tsvangirai's private life does not reflect that of credible leader. He would have known ahead of time that his opponents would have waited for opportunities to discredit him but did not seem to care about it anyway. A reasonable character is what people expected of him not marring every other woman. Whatever is left of him, his character is tainted already.

pastor - 18 June 2014

Renewal team, please put Zimbabweans first and gracefully leave politics.

jo - 18 June 2014

Mabatiro akaita save musoro ndiwo anoritidza kuti ndimo mune problem yavo. His tenure in office is evident he has a moral problem. If he is allowed to disrespect women while still in opposition what happens then when he is in power. I have not quite known Biti but i do not see why he would not have challenged save's leadership. While zanu is synonymous with poor management of resources, it must be understood that a person of Tvsangirai's character would likely behave the same. I think we need to be objective not just supporting individuals for the sake of party politics. This man is wrong and should respectfully step down and allow others to lead.

taurai - 18 June 2014

I see many similarities between TB and RG. RG was a former secretary general to many parties and he tricked his way to the top of a later-to-be ruling party> He appeared to be the most widely read and the most vocal of all in all these instituitions that he used to deputise. He also used many comrades as they did the dangerous work of going into the bush while he was either in Ghana teaching or in prison, strategising. TB sounds synomimous to RG. Remember RG, vocal, intelligent, conniving, stratergising as he was (and still is) rose to be one of the celebrated dictators of the world. TB is obviously going to follow the same route and will , obviously, be worse than RG. ZIMBOS BE WARNED!

Dziva - 18 June 2014

Injere dzebenzi rinoda kuchera tsime pachimhare risingazivi hapana chinobuda . Ana Biti vanoti kunyanya kufunda ndiko kunoita vadiwe neruzhinji asi tinoziva dzinongova shungu dzebere rine zhara kutevera madhongi akasungwa .

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 18 June 2014

Mr Reason, you are intellectually bankrupt. How can you accuse the most successful politician in post independence Zimbabwe and his supporters idiots. I have three Masters degrees, I support Tsvangirai and am certainly no idiot. For the record Father Zimbabwe never gunnered 34% of the votes, the straight talking Zimbabwean politician who stopped the Zanu PF one party train ALMOST single handed, Edgar Tekere managed no more than eleven per cent. Tsvangirai outpolled Mugabe in 2008 and you call that a failure. One day I hope you will reason.

New Tekere - 18 June 2014

I liked the expose by that guy who saw a hard copy of the dossier in Solomon Madzore`s car and further goes on to give dtls of where and how and what was happening. He sums up the authenticity of the document. Mafume siyanaiwo naye veduwee so called lawyer asati ambowhina kana 1 case for his client even maintenance case zvayo. Whats in the dossier is exactly what the nameless party is trtying to implement with dismal failure or rather no success at all at all. Biti et al are destined for the political dustbin very soon. Mark my words. The donors have even realized that they are indirectly funding ZPF`s stay in power by supporting these arreevists. Regai tivone. What I know is I will support Tsvangirai together with my family. And just like PF in Zambia Tsvangirai will win the next election in fulfillment of Prophet TB Joshua`s prophecy that he was being groomed and was passing through the political furnace to cook him for the big job. And muchida musingade vana Mugabiti I will be part of his cabinet in the village.

Air Marshal - 18 June 2014

textbook scheming which is not applicable in our situation in zim. the grassroots wont buy this since we are not sophisticated to require rocket lawyers or scientists. kwatakabva kure tiinaye MT wedu. tosangana panguva yemavhoti. obrigado/thanks.

chitova - 19 June 2014

Vanhu Vanondishamisa kwazvo. Tsvangirai akarara nevakadzi vangani ko vamurikumupa mbiri yekuti arara nevakadzi. imbozvibvunza iwe kuti warara nevangani unoda kupomera Tsvangirai. Tactic yeZanu Pf yekare kare ndoyamuchiri kutaura ana Toringepi. Nyarai wo kani. Zvashamisa here zvekurarana kwevanhu nekuti Tsvangirai azorara wamunoziva. ko imi munorara pese pese hamusi maLeaders here kwamunoshanda nekwamunogara. A person's sexuality doesn't determine any one's leadership capability. Tsvangirai Has proven to be the best leader Zimbabwe has ever had.

Danga Remombe - 19 June 2014

No one before has ever challenged RGM like MT.This guy opened many minds but alas,some thought the struggle was then going to be like a walk in the park.These are the people now crying to lead the opposition cheaply citing MT's so called mistakes. But who ever said MT was a saint?The guy has his weaknesses like any human being but women used by clueless ZANU PF have also failed.MT's private life has absolutely nothing to do with his political life. To hell with those who think that there is no Zimbabwe after RGM. We will support MT to the hilt.

MATAKANYANYA HAADYIWE - 19 June 2014

Those expecting new offers from Tsvangirai should experiment with BITI & his RENEWAL TEAM. There may be new offers in the 'GRAND COALITION' which is taking forever to matterialise.

BWAIRAI - 19 June 2014

BT and his gorup wanoda kutungamira ,kwete kutimiririra,Biti was sec general and Mangoma was treasurer general and Tsvangirai was The President palast elections saka chakitwa naTsvangirai iwo wasingazive chii for the stolen elections,if the 2 are saying Tsvangirai has failed kana iwo has failed aslso, nokuti sec general haana kodzero yokushora chair wake kana president wake kana their planned target yatadza kuitwa ,asi kutogara pasi oongorora kuti pakareswa ndepapi.Vanoda kutewera BT teverai maksununguka asi isu weruzhinji ,toziva kuti just after 2 days Tsvangirai aisa signature yake papaper mazvitoro makange matove nehupfu etc, kwete huni nemacondom atakange taakuona, Chinja ichatonga chete, kana vatumwa wamwari wakaporofita kare pasi rose , MT , YESSSSSSSSS

Mwari ndewedu tose - 19 June 2014

Degree haritonge nyika,president basa rake kutsvaga vanhu vane ruzivo ,ne-field iyoyo chete, iye wogara ,omoirira mareports , haaaa hanzi haana maleadership qualities , ekudii . Vana Biti makatengwa , imboitai izvozvi Ncube haasisisna kana MP, iye angowe munhuwo finished , and 2018 , Sikhala, Monzora, Chamisa, Mashakada ,Makone will b your masters of parliament, endererai nebasa ko makapihwa marizve mungadii, but if you fail to do as per agreement watch out ,u are playing a gangerous animal ,its name is ZANU PF

WECHIDIKI - 19 June 2014

Biti anoda munamato ,worutsiswa shavi raMorrison Nyati rokutengesa.

jonathiel moyowaonda - 19 June 2014

i dont see anything wrong with such a document. dossiers of this kind reflects more on Africa leadership than on renewal team itself. more energies are spent on bringing one down than working things right and all MDC guys are the same. if Morgan cant work on a dossier of that nature then he has a problem as a politician and might never be President. The renewal team could be hungry for power but i must confess they do a lot of strategic thinking. what strategy does Morgan have? i dont know if he has one, maybe they can show us but i doubt if they have. hameno akatonga kuti ti

sinyorita - 19 June 2014

Imi vana Biti tisu taikupai basa kuti muzozivikanwe rema cases a Labour, nhasi "mapanduka"....this is hw u came into politics..in case makanganwa "we invited u" now leave u have no room any more....party ndeyedu isu vashandi veZim. enda nembwa dzako dzino hukura sewe, we dont change leadership like Underwear when we are in a struggle...silly

Gore - 19 June 2014

dailynews has sunk to the lowest ebb of journalism.we miss geoff nyarota and the like.its very very sad.who ever wrote that really expects zimbabweans to believe this story on a so called dosssier.really sad.i have been a loyal reader for the daily news for ever but i can assure in as much as they will never mind losing me as areader considering the money they get from a self discrediting leader like tsvangirai they must know that iam not the only one who feels betrayed by such malicious unethical reporting disguised as an expose.your paper is now stinkingly a twin of the herald

handsome timile - 19 June 2014

Biti&co may do their strategic but destructive thinking. Hapana nyaya apa. Why should Tsvangirai do a clandestine dossier&against who? He is not at all a traitor.Vana Biti only got into politics through MT & they now plot his downfall. Honestly,I have yet to get any valid reason why MT should step down. Some idiots still talk about women & the loss of a known stolen election. Who does not know that RGM&his ZPF lost the 2008 election although they refused to hand over power to MT ? We know what happened in the July 2013 election but we keep fighting. But Tsvangirai has too many enemies in this struggle.His only crime is the massive support he has. Pple still have faith in him despite the selling out by his formerly trusted guys. Yes the people's victory was stolen & we cannot be so foolish as to blame Tsvangirai for that ....

WASARA WASARA - 19 June 2014

Dailynews why are you discrediting yourself by propping up Tsvangirai, be honesty with yourself is leadership renewal bad in a democracy

Nyamhangambiri - 19 June 2014

In trying to prop up Tsvangirai let us not trash education, education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom, to be honesty it is very difficulty to lead the educated when you are not educated yourself

Nyamhangambiri - 19 June 2014

I want to get the strategy that these new guyz have so that they tackle machinations of the devil tactics used by PF

ngungunyani - 19 June 2014

Ooh bugger off! You'll stop wasting our time, greedy political prostitutes!

taps - 19 June 2014

they should avoid provoking the grassroots by contuing to assault cde MT ndopavanozoti hee takarohwa ne youth heee youth yacho yakatumwa na MT. to the hon MT is urge him and his team to ignore barking d*gs and concentrate on real matters that matter to Zimbabweans kwete zvaana ngana avo.

chitova of masvingo - 19 June 2014

kuno kwamutare biti hatidi nekukuona MT 4ever tokudi save

kumakomo - 19 June 2014

Daily news has never & will never discredit themselves by exposing the truth as it is. The so-called 'LEADERSHIP RENEWAL TEAM'are no democrats at all. They are just bunch of power hungry SELL OUTS. No wonder why their foolish idea of a 'GRAND COALITION' found no takers. There is no such thing as 'LEADERSHIP RENEWAL'anywhere in the whole world.

NDANGARIRO DZOMOYO - 20 June 2014

Everyone loves to acquire good education but education without civilization is dangerous.Worse still if education is given to a fool it becomes a big problem. If the educated cannot be led then they must not associate themselves with the uneducated. Yes the so-called educated must start their own thing.

Gurukushwa - 20 June 2014

Why do we fight if not for principle, why do we continue even after we loose. If the renewal team succeeds then zanu-pf has won, possibilities are that there being only two parties in Zim once you defect you have gone to the other side nomatter what name you assume, MDC under Morgan is the only party that has lasted this long in zim history, withstood the test thrown by zanu, i urge true supporters of MDC to soldier on, let those who are weak or fall by the side be, united we stand divided we ....... watch how MDC gets weaker after every split, and watch the new formations, clearly redefining retrogression. Honourable Morgan did not sell out to the cause (yes though not a saint) the battle hasnt changed, words of encouragement: Probably the greatest example of persistence is Abraham Lincoln. If you want to learn about somebody who didn't quit, look no further. Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. He could have quit many times - but he didn't and because he didn't quit, he became one of the greatest presidents in history

Principle - 20 June 2014

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