Tsvangirai must lead coalition: Top PDP official

HARARE - A top official in opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said Morgan Tsvangirai must represent the opposition alliance in the presidential election mid-next year, his fourth time as a presidential candidate.

“I have always said we will never have a perfect leader…. Let Tsvangirai lead us in the coalition. Let us have in addition a very strong non-partisan presidential team to prop him up and fill the gaps,” PDP secretary for economic affairs Vince Musewe said on his Facebook wall. PDP spokesperson Jacob Mafume said they were yet to endorse an alliance presidential candidate.

“We appreciate and acknowledge comments made by Vince, we don’t find fault in them, and it’s his opinion. But as a party we say first things first and then we talk of a coalition. If we do the opposite, then we run the risk of having a leader without the coalition.” 


Comments (4)

It's very unfortunate that people can not learn from the past. Tsvangirai has exhibited his weaknesses and unsuitability to be the next chief executive of this country but certain people want to entrust him with a task that is beyond his capabilities.People should not seek change for the sake of change because Mugabe is old but should replace the system that Mugabe presided over three decades having inherited it from Smith and made it more oppressive.

Gen. Spinola - 29 June 2017


chatunga - 30 June 2017

I would suggest let the people make their choice-create a platform in which the people would b able to make their choice,if they elect Tsvangirai its ok,they will hve chosen to stay with the consequences.Itz true we may on proper analisis see that Tsvangirai is unfit to lead but the people may choose otherwise whether or not fr un-informed positions or otherwise it matters not-the main point remain, itz them who chose him.What we don't want & not ready to accept is his imposition on the people by his fans& sympathisers by way of being nominated by a small group of funs

addmore gudo - 30 June 2017

Addmore Gudo it is unfortunate that evolution was static on you and you did not develop and as a result you have remained a baboon{Gudo}It is not a secret that Tsvangirayi has winning almost all election that he contested against Bob,and rigging has been the old dictator's trump card.Worse still you cannot even suggest one leader from all the other opposition parties whom you think can fare better than Tsvangirayi.The only thing that you can say is "Tsvangirayi haaite" without giving alternatives.We are sick and tired of idiots like you who just criticise for the sake of it.

Janana wa Bikaz - 30 June 2017

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