Job Sikhala rejoins MDC-T and declares ‘war’ on #mugabe

Job Sikhala rejoins MDC-T and declares ‘war’ on #mugabe

via Job Sikhala rejoins MDC-T and declares ‘war’ on Mugabe | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Thursday, March 13, 2014 

MDC99 leader Job Sikhala has rejoined the MDC-T, the party he left after the 2005 split, and immediately went on the verbal warpath against President Robert Mugabe, telling him to prepare ‘for the biggest fight of his lifetime.’

‘I swear on my dead mother that the hour is now. The dictator must start panicking now. We are back in the trenches…the fight is ready,’ Sikhala said in Harare on Thursday.

The former MP for St Mary’s when the MDC was united, did not waste time to articulate how a divided opposition will never win the fight against ZANU PF, urging all other democratic forces to follow his example.

‘There is no strength in disunity than unity. Let’s unite and reinvigorate the party and adopt the spirit of 1999 and 2000 when we were a force to be reckoned with. We need to rejuvenate this struggle and this can only be achieved through unity,’ Sikhala said.

He added: ‘We are going to use all our energy…all our ability to make sure change is delivered. 2018 is far away, a lot of things can happen between now and then. So vadictator tabatana zvino tuwuyako (to the dictator, we have now joined forces and we are coming your way)’

Party leader Morgan Tsvangirai who attended the press conference at Harvest House, dwelt at length on the issue of the factional infighting, that was triggered by attempts by his lieutenants to oust him, in particular the suspended deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma.

He explained that party members who are not happy with his leadership will have an opportunity to express themselves at the congress, while the rest of Zimbabwe will judge him at the next election.

Talking of the fissures, Tsvangirai said: ‘What is happening in the MDC-T is like a crisis in the cockpit…it will be sorted out. Any disagreements are sorted out by mutual discussion within the leadership.’

‘On Tuesday we had fruitful discussions in the standing committee and only yesterday (Wednesday) we had a finance and administration meeting of the party were we once again engaged in constructive discussions.’
Both meetings were attended by the secretary-general Tendai Biti who is linked to Mangoma, judging by the fact that he declared Mangoma’s suspension a ‘nullity.’

Tsvangirai added that as he has promised before, he will ensure that all progressive forces join hands to fight ZANU PF and Mugabe as a united opposition, adding that ‘all we need to do is unite.’

‘I will meet everyone, (Lovemore) Madhuku, (Welshman) Ncube to impress on them on the need for unification and only this week I met Simba Makoni to talk about that.’

Another founding member of the MDC who rejoined the Tsvangirai MDC-T on Thursday is Joubert Mudzumwe. After the split nine years ago, he joined the MDC-N and broke away with others to join then deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara’s MDC.

COMMENTS

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    oliver chikumba 4 years

    gud move Job & Jourbet thats a brilliant classic move

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    Nyoni 4 years

    The fight is on Bob so beware all you Zanu thugs beware. You have nowhere to hide we know you all.

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    mujibha 4 years

    This is good move job, thats the way forward which we zimbabweans, r crying for. Now we need sit down and try to find a solution/stratage to fight and kill this snake once and for all. In Zimbabwe there is nomore room for new parties its now time fight hard and kill the python

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    Kubota Binga 4 years

    What if Mugabe sent Job to start the finishing off job of the MDC

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      easily fooled 4 years

      As i also suspect…..bcoz a rolling stone gathers no moss

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    John Thomas 4 years

    At least some small positive action

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    I advised him in 2009 in an article in the zimdaily. better let than never man job!!!call back the others except welsh and Priscilla.

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    good good move jobo!!! vazviona kuti ndima yepolitiki ine makata inotoda muchina muhombe, MDC-T. zanu in an a quandary now. when they thot that the mdc is crumbling, you are proving them otherwyz. we need the likes of you, guseni and the late jongwe. people who tho they have the brains, go an extra physical mile to have the work done. zvawakaita kubikita west kurara muguru tikawina mavotes. chamisa ndiyo nhubu iri kuparadzanisa vanhu!!!!
    you were the missing link mufana wami.wiwa vanokuziva, sikhanyiso haakukanganwi muna 1998.

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    one prodigal son back. Others should follow suite

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    Insider 4 years

    Whilst I strongly suspect that Job realised his following consisted of approx 3 demented geriatrics and a rabid goat, and as a result thought he had better U turn to try and keep some political clout, it is a good move and hopefully more will follow. Its the only way!
    Unite and take on the beast.

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    munzwa 4 years

    good move, positive but still need to rid the party of the zanu element and follow your constitution, if you can!!!

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    NBS 4 years

    True, unity is the way. No one will ever agree on every point but there is common ground. Zimbabwe! Divided we have fallen! Is that not so. Let maturity come. Not everyone can lead but everyone can play a vital part. Everyone needs to lay down his/her pride. Pride always comes before a fall.

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    easily fooled 4 years

    10 of the 12 comments are impressed. I am also impressed….hopeful, enough mechanism will be put in place to keep an eye of Job before he does his jobs!

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    Danza wa Masunungure 4 years

    Thats the right direction guyz.

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    The Truth. 4 years

    But Job Sikhala has always been declaring war for the last ten years, what is new here?

    As for unit with the MDC, MDC-T and their leader Tsvangirayi should change their ways; commit to true national unity in diversity and democracy; stop violence and stop Shona tribalism against uMthwakazi!!!

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    Madlanduna 4 years

    That’s great news more sting guys those thieves have been drinking ,they are now drunk in corruption lets finish them off , I think u had a good meeting with S Makoni, we saw u with J Sikhala on Baba Jukwa’s page on the 11th of month and he asked people what u were laughing at now I know , go them with more Vigo ,no fighting for position there we watching you

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    BEWARE OF WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN.

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    None sense!!

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    Dzatsva 4 years

    my advise would be ,’just make them ordinary party cardes or else muchachema mangwana’Elevate those that stood by the people ,the party and you.Never make another costly blunder for this wll bury you alive…….

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    Biti sme strong guys are cming the peoples project wl nt fail becoz of u and Mangoma, beter change Chinja Maitiro vanyudza Mangoma iwe

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    thembani 4 years

    Love Job’s enthusiasm. but sooner or later he will realize that he is being led by a dead moron, who does not share the same vision and passion.Later like Mangoma you will be fired when you ask for changes in leadership.The reason for Job’s departure are still there and now it is worse because Tsvangirai is a worse dictator than Mugabe.waiting for job sikhala’s suspension/ expulsion soon.