Tsvangirai has full confidence in his lieutenants

President Morgan Tsvangirai dismisses with the contempt it deserves a malicious story in today’s issue of The Sunday News alleging a plot by Vice President Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora to oust him from the leadership of the party. The story falsely alleges that these two lieutenants of the MDC leader are plotters who schemed to oust the President alleging that he was sick and could not continue with his job.

Source: Tsvangirai has full confidence in his lieutenants – The Zimbabwean 08.08.2016

President Tsvangirai  is certain that no such plot exists  and would wish to urge Zimbabweans never to believe Zanu PF media on issues to do with the MDC.  There is unity in the leadership as witnessed yesterday  when President Tsvangirai, his three deputies including Hon. Khupe and SG Mwonzora attended a protest march in Masvingo as the party continues to execute its programmes. The story in The Sunday News is part of the usual drivel driven by the Zanu PF media in  the vain hope of causing disaffection in the MDC.

Tough luck to this desperate regime.

For the record, President Tsvangirai retains full confidence in Hon. Khupe and SG Mwonzora. The State media that carried the story today has never and will never be a credible source of the goings-on in the MDC. Vice President Khupe and SG Mwonzora are part of a united MDC leadership that has stood—and continues to stand— by the President as he recovers from indisposition.

No amount of State media malice will divide the party or stop the united MDC leadership from its historical mandate to deliver positive change in the country.

Luke Tamborinyoka
Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications
Movement for Democratic Change