Tsvangirai's death must unite warring MDC leaders

EDITOR — As we celebrate the life of Morgan Tsvangirai, let us be reminded of the things he fought for.

The man fought for a better life for the people of Zimbabwe, from his days in the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, until his untimely death.

He may have made errors in trying to do good on a few occasions, but messages coming from all sectors of the Zimbabwean population prove beyond reasonable doubt that he was a man of the people. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

It remains to be seen if his unfortunate departure will reunite his lieutenants some of whom have seriously clashed of late.

It is my hope that Tsvangirai’s death brings sense into those leaders who have been involved in the recent dog-eat-dog fights and bring back sanity into the party, which still has a realistic chance to wrestle power from Zanu PF if the leaders reflect, realise that they need each other, and that the ordinary Zimbabweans need them to be pulling in the same direction to bring about a better life for all Zimbabweans.

I have always impressed on the top leaders of the party who I have access to that an MDC-led government can achieve far better that the change that people think Emmerson Mnangagwa can bring.

There are still a lot of reservations about the Mnangagwa administration within the international community, that is why most of them have insisted on a free and fair election as a condition for establishing full relations with Zimbabwe, but we all know that Zanu PF is incapable of changing its ways.

The election has already lost credibility and will not inspire confidence in potential investors, if Zanu PF successfully rigs again, a process that it has already started through intimidation and exploitation.

The MDC appeals more to the international community, and progress will commence the minute an MDC-led government assumes office. Zanu PF has publicly admitted to borrowing some of MDC’s policies and implemented them, but the copycat can never be as good as the original. But it takes an organised party to do what it takes to reach out to the people.

Kennedy Kaitano

 

Comments (2)

I am shocked by the recent development in MDC-T. The party stands for democracy but what is happening makes me doubt whether some of these politicians really stand for democracy as we know it. Mudzuri was violently prevented from entering party offices a few weeks ago. Khupe and Mwonzora were beaten up at Tsvangirai's funeral. Violence in the name of democracy? Chamisa calls a meeting to anoint himself as leader before Tsvangirai is buried, claiming that it was necessary to fill a leadership vacuum. But somebody was acting president already! He goes on to claim that Tsvangirai appointed him to be leader. Was Tsvangirai supposed to choose his successor? He is on record saying the people are the ones to choose the leader. Do presidents choose their successors in democratic institutions? People who are so power- hungry cannot be trusted. Watch out Zimbos, we might be making a mistake here.

Matindivo Ovidy - 21 February 2018

I am shocked by the recent development in MDC-T. The party stands for democracy but what is happening makes me doubt whether some of these politicians really stand for democracy as we know it. Mudzuri was violently prevented from entering party offices a few weeks ago. Khupe and Mwonzora were beaten up at Tsvangirai's funeral. Violence in the name of democracy? Chamisa calls a meeting to anoint himself as leader before Tsvangirai is buried, claiming that it was necessary to fill a leadership vacuum. But somebody was acting president already! He goes on to claim that Tsvangirai appointed him to be leader. Was Tsvangirai supposed to choose his successor? He is on record saying the people are the ones to choose the leader. Do presidents choose their successors in democratic institutions? People who are so power- hungry cannot be trusted. Watch out Zimbos, we might be making a mistake here.

Matindivo Ovidy - 21 February 2018

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.