Tsvangirai wants Biti, Ncube back

via Tsvangirai wants Biti, Ncube back – Nehanda Radio 19 December 2014 by Richard Chidza and Regis Chingawo

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has made a passionate appeal to leaders of break-away formations, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti, who recently signed a unity pact, to rejoin the mainstream party to form a united front to confront the ruling Zanu PF.

Delivering his end of year message at Harvest House in Harare, Tsvangirai said there was need to put aside personal egos and come up with a real democratic force to dislodge Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe

“The MDC believes in the unity of purpose …I see my colleagues organising themselves into a coalition, but what we can say here is that there is a big tent approach that all democratic forces must unite regardless of their political opinions and egos,” Tsvangirai said.

“The time to unite and mobilise the people of Zimbabwe has come for the end game is beckoning. I, for one, would be prepared to consider that very seriously and the sooner people realise the importance to unite and to form a united force the better.”

The MDC renewal team led by interim president Sekai Holland and MDC fronted by Ncube last month signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they pledged to work together to bring about ‘real democracy’ in the country.

Biti is behind the Holland-led MDC renewal team.

Ncube broke away from Tsvangirai’s MDC in October 2004 where he was secretary-general, while Holland and Biti walked out of the party at the beginning of the year after demanding that the former trade unionist step down as leader.

Ncube and Holland’s united force blasted Tsvangirai for being undemocratic and centralising power to fulfil his own political agendas. The Zimbabwe Mail

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    Mupurisa 7 years ago

    VaTsvangirai, VaBiti na VaNcube ; Please guys, put your differences aside, establish or re-establish some common principles and ground rules(if that isn’t obvious enough already) and please, please UNITE for the good of our people, it is our only Hope. Batanai maoko varume tiende mberi!!!

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      MASINIRE-SHUMBA-MURAMBWI 7 years ago

      @ Mupurisa – you just gave me an idea, mentioning that they should UNITE. Indeed, they must UNITE and form a new party called…; UNITE – United National Interest-group for Transformation and Empowerment

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    Well said Mupurisa.
    Unfortunately, Biti and Ncube have been swallowed by the nasty devil that ZANU is and I don’t see it vomiting them back.

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    Rodlin Mvelase 7 years ago

    @zimbwa, I think you missing it bro. Stop your hero worshipping of Tsvangirai..the revolution is bigger than any individual or group thereof. What you are propagating is what made Zimbabwe to be the comatose state it is today, the hero worship of Mugabe by his party and majority of Shona people. In a revolution we must worship ideals and never individuals or leaders as a collective. Tsvangirai made a number of political blunders which hopeful he has seen hence his extending an olive branch..I do hope his olive branch is not the same as Mnangagwa’s unity call for it will be hypocrisy.

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      Sideliner 7 years ago

      @Rodlin i concur 100%. Tsvangirai must pave way for others, period. Time is moving fast and we need to catch up, new blood fresh ideas equals real change real democracy. We appreciate his services but it’s time to move on. We can’t afford to have another zanupf in disguise

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    Tsvangson has made many blunders, no question.
    What he hasn’t done is gone the ZANU way.

    Mupurisa advocates the putting aside of differences for the good of our country and I applauded him for that. Surely, this is the only way forward?

    What I have done is state the facts as they are, where these two stooges are concerned, period.

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      I fear that ship has already sailed. I do agree that unity of purpose is what the opposition needs right now. I cannot see how it can be achieved with a group of people who will be looking over their shoulders not knowing who to trust. You have people like Sipepa who have come out and shown open admiration for Mugabe by calling him BRILLIANT. Suggestions of even teaming up with Mujuru people are a total NO NO. Nelson Mandela said “I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.” At this moment none of our politicians are in this mind set. All of them are thinking of their own positions and how much power they can acquire. That has been Zanu’s problem from the word go.This has rubbed on to the opposition groups. As a consequence, or for this reason groups like Makoni and Dabengwa failed before they even started. MDC has also been affected by this VIRUS.I use MDC loosely meaning all of the people that were there from day one, and those picked up along the way. Our only hope now lies in ourselves, THE PEOPLE.

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    Rodlin Mvelase 7 years ago

    True, Zimbabwean politics is in ICU, the ruling Zanu puff is fragmented due to power struggles and the opposition is worse with everyone forming a political party with intention to lead so who will lead in that coalition of parties? It is my take that the MDC lost its relevance in 2008 and after 2013 it demonstrated that it’s sell by date was long expired. Tsvangirai is no saviour just like Mugabe. The people deserve better politicians than the current power hungry charlatans.

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    Rodlin Mvelase in the past I have referred to the lesser evil. Even that ship has sailed. There are a lot of things going on that are not visible at this time. A lot of negativity has been floating around about bring in bondage for ever. During all this fiasco those that have bound us have taken their eye off the people and planted them on each other. I am just hoping that people like you and Ngota and others, who are a barometer for the mood of the people, keep your eyes and discussions focused. Just remember this, New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

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    Rodlin Mvelase 7 years ago

    @Doctor do little…what I’do not stand for is the glorifying of individuals. Let there be a coalition of leaders that have a desire to take the country out of the Zanu puff mire without personalizing the revolution because it will take the majority if not every sane and rational person to take the country forward. So when we do nation rebuilding it will be all minds and hands on deck and not allowing appetite for power among leaders or praise singing by the masses.

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      True my friend. The praise singing is also long gone. They now have organised choirs of their own that when projected seem like the masses. Will the coalition of leaders consult with the people or will it be a case of out of the fire and into the boiling water? That is why it is time we made them do what we want rather than what they think we want.

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    Rodlin Mvelase 7 years ago

    @Doctor do little…what I’do not stand for is the glorifying of individuals. Let there be a coalition of leaders that have a desire to take the country out of the Zanu puff mire without personalizing the revolution because it will take the majority if not every sane and rational person to take the country forward. So when we do nation rebuilding it will be all minds and hands on deck and not allowing appetite for power among leaders or praise singing by the masses. The moment we start praise singing we lose focus on real issues.

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    Rodlin Mvelase 7 years ago

    Thanks for constructive engagement, hope many could use such platforms in charting a way forward not some childish gibberish and insults on other online paper. We can bring the monster down.

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    Glorifying of individuals is a mug’s game, for no one is perfect.

    Blind pursuance of divisive policies in the face of a common enemy is equally misguided.
    Crying over spilt milk is a pastime for the mentally challenged I will agree but many opportunities to topple the ZANU monster were lost because of individual greed.

    Having said all this, Bob and ZANU were clever enough to realise what a bunch of gutless people Zimbos are, right from the out set. Hence they can get away with what they have done to our country with impunity.