Gutu tells Ncube to mind his own business

HARARE - Top officials in the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai have told spokesperson of the MDC Alliance Welshman Ncube to go to hell and stop interfering in matters concerning the troubled opposition party.

This comes as there is a growing rift between those opposed to the MDC Alliance (a coalition of seven political parties) and a section that is in favour of the coalition.

The wrangling has been worsened by Tsvangirai’s ill-health and the subsequent bitter fight to succeed him.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu, who has muddied the waters in Harare Province after declaring his interest to be the main opposition candidate in Harare East constituency in disregard of the MDC Alliance pact which reserves the seat for the People Democratic Party (PDP) — told the Daily News that Ncube should shut up or march to hell.

“He should learn to mind his own business. Last time I checked he was not in the MDC. Ncube is not a member of the MDC-T. He should mind the affairs of his little party and leave us alone. The MDC Alliance is not a political party. Ncube has got absolutely no locus standi to instruct the MDC-T what to do with its members. He should simply shut up,” said Gutu.

He added, “As for the seats, the issue is not cast in stone. I am a member of the MDC standing committee and as things stand, we still can deliberate on such issues and decide the way forward,” said Gutu.

Last week Ncube told the Daily News that any official who disregards the MDC Alliance pact should be censured by his or her party.

“The position is that each alliance partner that was given a seat is now allowed to proceed; Harare east was reserved for PDP. Through the negotiating proceedings, the parties agreed that they will not contest each other. And if anyone from an alliance partner disregards that then they will be acting in bad faith and it will mean that whichever party that person comes from will have to take disciplinary action against that person,” said Ncube.


Comments (3)

Mr Gutu, I had so much respect for you, as a leader who cares for the people and respects process, If your heart is with the people, siyai these hungers for positions and allign with removing Zanu. Do not shout at fellow leaders that you need to work with. Use the closed doors to resolve differences. you will destroy what seems to be the only solution. Vana Biti, Ncube, mangoma etc because of the same impatience and hunger for power delayed change. Please settle down and focus on us vanhu.

nyati - 22 January 2018

That kind of behaviour is the one that has made us suffer for all these years. Gutu I used to adore your intelligence and smartness in doing things but you have shown us people that uri benzi and you are not fit to be in opposition but Zanu pf. Ncube is right handiti you negotiated for the sits, kana yapiwa PDP why get angry about it as long as zvichibatsira vanhu. Yenyu yekuda kushandira mutown iyi muchisiya kumaruzevha uko kunonetsa ndiyo inokudyisai each and every time. tokudai kumaruzevha uko imimi mamonya acho. You have disapointed me Gutu and you have shown kuti you are devil chaiye kubudikidza nemashoko ako awaudza Ncube who is far good than you.

CRIA - 22 January 2018

Gutu is exhiting some very troubling tendencies including but not limited to: looking down upon others; egotistic and very self serving behaviours. MDC-T and indeed MDC Alliance will be better served by cuting ties with such bad actors. He is like a cancer that if left unchecked can infect a lot of live tissues that can eventually kill the person (in this case the whole movement). No one person is bigger than the democratic cause. Why would he claim tobe a true democrat, says he agrees with the framework of the alliance and takes cues from party leadership yet he just trashes and basically undermined all of those things. Just becuase you practice law, and have been party spokesperson does not mean you are indespansable to the party. Perhaps he knows more than we all know and that he is doing whats best for him, but surely nothing for the greater good of the movement. Gutu must take a hike!

gudo - 22 January 2018

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