No more blame game: Tsvangirai

HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has said the blame game is over as it is high time for the biggest opposition political party to offer economic solutions to struggling Zimbabweans.

Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said that it was clear that Zanu PF had failed and solutions were immediately needed.

“We successfully held our national executive and national council meeting on Friday. President Tsvangirai told the national executive that the blame game is over, we should move away from the notion of blaming each other and as MDC we need to provide solutions, create jobs, and resuscitate the economy.

“Everyone now knows that Zanu PF has failed and what we need to do as MDC is to work for the good of our country. Taneta nekutaura kuti Zanu PF yakonewa (we are now tired of talking about Zanu PF’s failures),” he said.

He added that people need food on their tables, jobs and blaming Zanu PF would not offer solutions to these problems.
Gutu said Tsvangirai told the national executive that the party is more than willing to work together with all progressive opposition parties.

“President Tsvangirai said despite being the biggest political party in the country, party members must not have that big brother attitude.

“We are more than willing to work together with other political parties which share the same values. We need to eradicate poverty as opposition parties,” he said.

The former Chisipite senator said next year MDC is going to have vibrant shadow ministers who are going to work more than what the ruling party is doing.

“In our preparation to govern this country, we are going to offer solutions to the current problems which are being faced by Zimbabweans.

“The national executive also discussed the issue of the current power (electricity) crisis, in a few months the problem will worsen and as the MDC we see energy as an important component for the development of our country.

“We have discussed how to solve the current power crisis and as a party we have solutions to these issues,” he said.

Gutu added, “As a country we are losing many of our young people who are going outside the country looking for greener pastures.”

He further said that the national council later discussed about the implementation of electoral reforms saying they are going to force Zanu PF to give in to their demands.

“The council agreed that we should escalate the issue of electoral reforms, we are going to do what has never been seen before.

“In 2015, the national council members agreed that they will make sure that the Mugabe regime gives in to our demands. We are going to make sure that we make an end to election malpractice,” Gutu said.

Early this month more than 10 opposition parties signed a National Electoral Reforms Agenda (Nera) document meant to push for electoral reforms.

Comments (4)

Did you make sure that your supporters are registered voters? People you must not get carried away by large crowds who are not registered voters. Come 2018 Zanu PF will win again. Sorry guys you lack strategies.

Yowee - 13 December 2015

The MDC (in all forms) is a failed entity. They blew their chances to dethrone the dictatorship long ago. They looted and betrayed their supporter base, became greedy arrogant and power hungry. They readily absorbed the Zanu pf culture of lying, thieving, corruption, hallucinating, looting and kleptomania. Sadly these clowns are so stupid that they still do not yet understand the cause of their demise. The King of Pricks Tsvangirai Needs put his weapon and brains in a sling and get castrated.

Lameck Mtetwa - 14 December 2015

true,mdc needs rejuvination.Tsvangi cannot have a second chance when he got plenty n fluffed them.Anyone can clearly see its leadership crisis at mdc.when yu hav intellectuals running away from an uneducated leader then nothing good will come out of that grouping.It means those that are in mdc leadership r there for money,lik ass n make money.otherwise how do yu work nemunhu arikunzi iproblem nemamwe ma intellectuals?Mdc was formed by forma zanu people ,disgruntled zanu people now they saw what problem their leader is,who mind yu was zanu also,bt culdnt qualify for leadership,no education.

viola gwena - 14 December 2015

MDC does not the financial and mitigating forces to limit the political risk to attract the required investment which ZANU PF does not have financial power but they have political might to mitigate the risk. Even if MDC does have shadow ministers there is no space for them to deal with the economic decline that has been caused by ZANU PF mismanagement. MDC failed to minimise political risk while they had time, now what they are asking for is to give ZANU PF fodder for their 2018 campaign after they would have failed to turn a single statement of this rhetoric into materialize. Blaming ZANU PF is not a solution but at the same time your suggestions are not solutions because MDC is not a government. Rather this mind should be used to deal with electoral fraud because thus where the solution is. To deal with this MDC needs 1. Penetrate the electoral system of Zimbabwe to ensure Zembe and ZANU PF does announce wishful result for this decide who will influence the socio-economic and political solution to this. 2. Penetrate the police and army and so that once results are announced no coup will be staged by the greedy security chiefs 3. Gather inteligency now and ensure that all the information relating to money laundering in the process by ZANU PF and Mugabe is arrested quickly 4. Penetrate the judiciary so that if ZANU PF take matters to court they will not influence result.

amina - 14 December 2015

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