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Attack on Tsvangirai unjustified

6 years ago | 5372 Views
The organising secretary of the smaller MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube,  Qhubani  Moyo, has written many articles, mostly in the private media, as far as I can remember. However, his recent contribution in the Zimbabwe Independent of August 12 entitled “Tsvangirai’s leadership qualities questionable” cannot go unchallenged.

First and foremost, let me say that Tsvangirai, like any other human being, has his own shortcomings, but to say that he lacks vision and political acumen to lead the country, is being unfair and biased in the assessment of the MDC president and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The 2005 split, which is regarded in some circles as an unfortunate chapter within the MDC, actually threw Tsvangirai to the deep-end, and it needed someone with good leadership qualities to pick up the pieces, re-organise the party and successfully hold a second national congress in 2006. It is to Tsvangirai’s credit that he successfully campaigned for the 2008 elections in which he defeated the Zanu PF candidate Robert Mugabe and Simba Makoni of the Mavambo project, who was supported by the smaller MDC faction in the 2008 harmonised elections.

If Tsvangirai had no vision and good leadership qualities, as suggested by Moyo, he could not have achieved that feat. Over one million Zimbabweans voted for Tsvangirai as their president and that underscores the faith the people have in his leadership What Moyo should understand is that there are no schools the world over where political leaders at any level, let alone the presidents, are groomed. It is therefore unfortunate for Moyo to judge Tsvangirai as having no vision to lead the country. I wonder what yardstick he used to draw this conclusion.

I am not in anyway insinuating that there should not be constructive criticism of  the MDC president, but to suggest that he is a village politician is taking matters too far. It is not Tsvangirai’s problem that Ncube’s popularity is only confined to one region. I do not know how many MPs from his party are from other regions except Matabeleland.

All I know is that Ncube himself lost to MDC vice-president Thokozani Khupe in a parliamentary contest in the last elections. If I was the organising secretary of Ncube’s party, I would occupy myself with organising  the party structures in all the 10 provinces of the country and not try to popularise Ncube in newspapers.

Probably, Moyo was trying to cover-up for his inability to organise and give his party the  national outlook that it seriously lacks. The organising secretary should be told in no uncertain terms that political structures are the basis for political survival and success.

Mamuse Maunganidze, Harare.

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Tags: Tsvangirai,Attack

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Anonymous user 5 years
I would like to comment on one point only. Tswangirai did not pick up the pieces they were picked up for him. The truth is stubborn and is revealing itself as nature takes its course. I commend Tswangirai for his courage for being ONE of the founding members of the combined MDC - and now as the Farmer hands over to the Miller and the miller to the baker to the shops - so the process may come to fruition. He has played his roll. This election is going to shock people who's mind's are still on pause (2008) We are talking of people here that have been given an opportunity to play big brother and the House Mates being Mugabe,Ncube and Tswangirai and all Zimbabwean's are tunned in 24/7. We have made our decision. We have watched the politicians their wishes and desires met and that of the people take a back stage.now elections are upon us they will come with their empty promises. Let us see who is in control. We the people have the power. Especially the women folk. No one will use up NO MORE ZWAKWANA.
Anonymous user 5 years
I would like to comment on one point only. Tswangirai did not pick up the pieces they were picked up for him. The truth is stubborn and is revealing itself as nature takes its course. I commend Tswangirai for his courage for being ONE of the founding members of the combined MDC - and now as the Farmer hands over to the Miller and the miller to the baker to the shops - so the process may come to fruition. He has played his roll. This election is going to shock people who's mind's are still on pause (2008) We are talking of people here that have been given an opportunity to play big brother and the House Mates being Mugabe,Ncube and Tswangirai and all Zimbabwean's are tunned in 24/7. We have made our decision. We have watched the politicians their wishes and desires met and that of the people take a back stage.now elections are upon us they will come with their empty promises. Let us see who is in control. We the people have the power. Especially the women folk. No one will use us NO MORE ZWAKWANA.
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