Tsvangirai has done his part, should retire

Source: Tsvangirai has done his part, should retire – NewsDay Zimbabwe December 11, 2017

Debate is now raging on whether MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai is helping the opposition case or now a curse.

By Pardon Maguta,Our Reporter

Without doubt, no political history of Zimbabwe can be complete without the mention of Tsvangirai’s name.

Rising from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union to unite people around MDC, Tsvangirai indeed shook the political establishment.

He helped the opposition case. The climax of political exploitation was reached when he defeated former President Robert Mugabe in the first round of the 2008 presidential polls to force a run-off.

Since then, a devastating defeat in the 2013 polls, coupled with a second split of his party, seemed to confirm that Tsvangirai was turning from being an asset to a liability in the opposition circles.

He is no longer helping the opposition case, but has become a curse himself. Unfortunately a cancer attack is now inhibiting him from discharging his duties as MDC-T and MDC Alliance leader, and this is a cause for concern among pro-democracy forces.

No one is happy that he is ill. But the truth is, it is necessary that the man allows leadership renewal in his party.

Love or loathe them, Zanu PF’s moves to reform and renew its presidium by ditching Mugabe have the potential of working negatively to the opposition.

Tsvangirai has done a commendable job of moulding an alliance, but he must do the honourable thing of allowing a fit, energetic, strong and robust character to head the alliance, while he plays a supporting role.

If Tsvangirai can take this route and root the opposition to victory powered by his advice, he will go down in history as the all-time political great of our country.


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    Jonono 5 years ago

    Whose opinion do you represent. It’s certainly not me. If people do not want Tsvangirai any more then should say so. Save ndiro bhiza reduce. Kana waguta nyemba enda unorara.

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      mwana wevhu 5 years ago

      i think you are trying o confuse yourself, because not definitely more or some people. you seem to subscribe to letting people say they no longer want him, and yet castigate the writer for doing exactly that saka ari kunzwa hope dzenyemba ndiyani

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        wellie 5 years ago

        I don’t like people who just talk nonsense about Tsvangirayi

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      pv Ngwenya 5 years ago

      That ia an observation, a correct one for that matter. Mugabe was set to rule from his grave, why? Because he waa taken as the owner of Zanu PF and Zimbabwe. Morgan cant be the only peeson to save Zimbabwe. For this reason, he doesnt want to step down despite his health staus. To me thats being another Mugabe.

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    wellie 5 years ago

    About Tsvangirai you need to understand that no Save no Zimbabwe so please go and hang.

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    @wellie…u nid to wake up from your dangerouse naivety-minded grave