Failure not an option in 2018: Tsvangirai

HONDE VALLEY - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned the economy will be further doomed and hunger will worsen if Zimbabweans do not unite to kick out Zanu PF from power.

Addressing more than 1 000 people at Hauna Business Centre in Mutasa North yesterday, Tsvangirai said while his leadership will continue pushing for electoral reforms, the people needed to begin voter registration including even of 15-year-olds who would be eligible to vote in the next elections.

“Rwendo rwuno hazvikoni nekuti zvikaerekana zvakona we are doomed,” said Tsvangirai. (It’s either we kick out Zanu PF in 2018 or we are doomed).

The MDC president said key to winning the elections, however, was the need for his supporters to ensure that everyone including young people registered to vote.

“As we go towards that very critical date, we should all go and register to vote…let’s all go and ensure that no one is left out. Every child that has 15 years should go and register.

“We will deal with the other issues at our level but you should also play your part, let’s unite… I can tell you, victory is certain,” Tsvangirai said.

Tsvangirai, who revealed an aggressive new strategy to grow his party by reaching out to younger family members, said they should take a cue from apostolic churches who start teaching  their children to be prayerful when they are still young by taking them to religious conventions to learn.

“This is the time we should teach them that the future we are fighting for also requires their (youth’s)  active participation.

“It’s our duty as leaders to ensure that elections are conducted in a free and fair environment,” he said.

Tsvangirai said he welcomed former Presidential Affairs minister and Zanu PF Secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa’s agitation for the removal of President Robert Mugabe’s government.

“Although it took time for Mutasa to come around, we forgive and welcome him in our efforts to remove Mugabe and Zanu PF,” the MDC president said.

He also took a swipe at Zanu PF for abusing security forces saying it was now creating a captive nation that constantly lived in fear.

“Is this the liberation you brag of bringing to this nation or you are actually making people captive in their own country,” Tsvangirai said.

Comments (10)

maiwee tinokusvika seiko 2018. mabasa hatina, mari hatina, chivhenda chakunetsa, corruption from the top to the bottom is the order of the day. 2 years Tsvangirai, tinenge tafa wena

maiwee - 26 July 2015

Listening to Morgan Tsvangirai nauseates me. The man lack what it takes to defeat Mugabe, this he has proved several times over. And the way he removes opposition is no different to Mugabe's style. How many more times do we have to experience lost elections, useless GPA's to realize that his promises are hollow and empty and that he is a pathetically useless leader? He is a huge asset to Mugabe and his regime. Never will I take anything he says seriously any more.

Wilson Tsoro - 27 July 2015

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CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 27 July 2015

plse morgan national identity cards for everyone shld expire after every 5yrs like in botswana they expire this wil avoid dead people to vote

sklo - 27 July 2015

i think the man is right, people may say what they want but things are tough. if anyone who is interested in the state looks around I would want say something is wrong this year. if u were in business last year by now should have been able to notice the difference, this year things are difficult i don't know about next year. the problems us Zimbabweans we keep on getting same problems year in year out and we say we are educated, educated in what ? how can u claim to be educated if u cannot know what u are going to eat tomorrow. from where i come from there are people who claim to have been at school but they don't know where the next dollar he is going to have will come from.

kennedy machera - 27 July 2015

i think the man is right, people may say what they want but things are tough. if anyone who is interested in the state looks around I would want say something is wrong this year. if u were in business last year by now should have been able to notice the difference, this year things are difficult i don't know about next year. the problems us Zimbabweans we keep on getting same problems year in year out and we say we are educated, educated in what ? how can u claim to be educated if u cannot know what u are going to eat tomorrow. from where i come from there are people who claim to have been at school but they don't know where the next dollar he is going to have will come from.

kennedy machera - 27 July 2015

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