Tsvangirai calls for mass action

HARARE - MDC leader Morgan  Tsvangirai  yesterday called for mass action to push President Robert Mugabe to address  the  deepening economic hardships in Zimbabwe.

Tsvangirai told his party supporters at the City Sports Centre in Harare during the official opening  of  the opposition party’s fourth elective congress that he was ready to lead the protest from the front.

Tsvangirai, who was in a buoyant mood, and accompanied by his wife Elizabeth,  said his party supporters had to sacrifice themselves

“The solution to the national crisis lies in none but ourselves,” he said.

“Fellow democrats, I am making an urgent call today for a shift to action. We cannot allow ourselves to be victims of illusions and phantoms of hope alone. We have to be brave, we have to take action.

“It means rejecting the economic misery brought upon us by Zanu PF and reclaiming our share in the wealth of this country which has been a preserve of a parasitic clique in Zanu PF.

“It means demanding to see what is not working fixed: from the economy, our democracy, Constitution, rule of law, service delivery, infrastructure, electricity, water, sanitation. Our destiny is in our hands.”

The MDC leader said he is prepared to lead the protests.

“For my part, as I stand before you today, I’m forever ready to lead from the front these very democratic troops gathered here today and all those across our nation,” he said.

Tsvangirai spoke about the split in his party, saying it was retrogressive in the fight for democracy in Zimbabwe.

“Unfortunately, some of our colleagues were too lily-livered to come and face the people even though we agreed together to bring forward this congress,” Tsvangirai said.

“They lacked the conviction of their ambition and they walked out of the party before we all came here not only to seek a new mandate from you, but to chart together the way forward for the party and the country We, however, wish our former colleagues well in their new political endeavours after they expressed what they called their freedom of dissociation.

“We hear former colleagues are launching their party next year. As I said, we wish them good luck. They are not our foes but partners in the struggle. They have attempted to give an impression that we are in competition with them hence the persistent negative campaign, especially against the person of Morgan Tsvangirai.

“We are even ready to assist them grow. At the end of the day, it is the people of Zimbabwe who will judge, for they know the difference between fact and fiction, real and fake leaders. The people are not gullible.”

Meanwhile, the breakaway Sekai Holland-led MDC and Welshman Ncube’s MDC held a joint national executive committee meeting in  Harare  yesterday and  briefed  the media that  they were working on modalities of  forming a  united  MDC.

 

Comments (9)

Pamberi na Morgan Tsvangirai we all know that you can do it. The whole country is only looking on you because you are not a yes man. Zavana tambura tigoche zaka pera it's now time for action. No time to talk guys. If it means they will put people in prison which is not a prison when families are having days with no food. Let them implement the so called Zim Asset program and people need food and better living standards . Where are the promises that have been promised more than 40 years ago. Yet the Nation is bleeding

Karigamombe - 1 November 2014

i agree with chematama , action is e only way to go. lf burkina faso have done why not zim ? the point is we are cowards we think we are learned more than any other person in the world. democracy does not come on a silver plate . mugabe needs to pushed out sooner rather than later . he is insensitive to our pleas! ndatenda

hanga - 1 November 2014

The problem we have to much spies among ourselves especially in harare .The moment people plan to free themselves they is a spy who runs to tell Mugabe the impending people 's power which is about to be vented on him hence he arms his border gezi thugs . If we are to win in our plans to free ourselves first lets flush out spies from around us by giving them their on muthi i mean very strong muthi or else they will keep themselves hidden amongst us and they will always drail people 's plan to free themselves.Viva Morgan sisonke

Diibulaanyika - 1 November 2014

Chematama has answers to our problems. He called for sanctions and failed to reverse them, called for mass demonstrations in 2007-8 and paralised our industries, has failed to unseat ZANU PF because of his loose morals and also caused divisions in the party because his corrupt mentality failure totake advise. The truth is Chematama destroyed himself and also destroyed the once vibrant MDC party. Mass demonstrations will not take us anywhere beside taking us a step backwards instead of moving forward as a nation. If Tsvangirai wants to demonstrate let him demonstrate alone like Itai..and thus the law will take its course. With our economy at its bleeding stage we can't be seen getting a machet to chop another limp. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabwean and it is our responsibility to build our country than getting half bricks to destroy it.

Truth - 1 November 2014

Chematama has no answers to our problems. He called for sanctions and failed to reverse them, called for mass demonstrations in 2007-8 and paralised our industries, has failed to unseat ZANU PF because of his loose morals and also caused divisions in the party because of his corrupt mentality and failure to take advise. The truth is Chematama destroyed himself and also destroyed the once vibrant MDC party. Mass demonstrations will not take us anywhere beside taking us a step backwards instead of moving forward as a nation. If Tsvangirai wants to demonstrate let him demonstrate alone like Itai..and thus the law will take its course. With our economy at its bleeding stage we can't be seen getting a machet to chop another limp. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabwean and it is our responsibility to build our country than getting half bricks to destroy it.

Truth - 1 November 2014

Tsvangirai, you keep talking about leading from the front, when is this going to happen? Do it already

EmptyWords - 2 November 2014

Our country started moving backward the moment zanu took power in 1980 as we remember Gukurahundi was formed barely few month zanu was in power . companies which were strategically located in Bulawayo were relocated to Harare where they died natural death ,people were divided along tribal lines where one tribal group enjoyed everything while during the white rule people could be employed in any govt department without considering their tribe as what we see today. Then came stupid esap which destroyed everything the white govt had left behind .Farms which were of world class destroyed .All these things happened before targeted sanctions which some fools changed to sanctions which all normal zimbabweans know never existed . Cowards are full of fear and if you a coward no one will blame you bcoz you are naturally like that let the brave do what they know best bravery and Morgan is one such zimbabwean who is trying to bring us together from different tribal divide across the country keep it up Morgan we will follow you till you become president.

Diibulaanyika - 2 November 2014

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Flixcom Solutions - 3 November 2014

Iwe wakurambira pachigaro fut wani? Power z soooo sweet my frend

Vie - 3 November 2014

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