Tsvangirai, Biti fight goes on

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Tsvangirai, Biti fight goes on. 19 June 2014 by Staff reporter

THE quest for legitimacy in MDC factions led by Mr Morgan Tsvangirai and Mr Tendai Biti has gone a gear up with the two factions set to hold separate congresses that will confirm their spilt.

Mr Tsvangirai’s faction is set to hold an elective congress in October while Mr Biti’s camp says it is not under pressure to go for congress. Sources said the camp will go for congress in March next year.

“We are going to have our congress in October and those other ones (Biti’s camp) are no factors anymore,” said MDC-T spokesperson Mr Douglas Mwonzora.

“They have formed their party which they are yet to find a name for.”

But yesterday spokesperson for the Biti faction, Mr Jacob Mafume, said they would not recognise the Tsvangirai camp congress.

“We dispute any of the processes on the other side because it is in violation of the Constitution. The only legitimate congress is the one that we will hold.

“Those ones are only going to have a meeting to endorse Tsvangirai while those who are against him will be purged. For that reason we dispute that it can be called a congress because doing so would be stretching the meaning of congress too far because that is just going to be a praise and worship session,” said Mr Mafume.

He said Mr Tsvangirai’s faction was desperate to hold a congress to fill the gaps created by senior officials aligned to Mr Biti.

Mr Mafume said Mr Tsvangirai and some of the officials had been suspended making their October congress illegitimate.

Senior party officials have of late been dumping Mr Tsvangirai for Mr Biti.





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    Washumba 8 years ago

    Unotoshaya kuti zvirikumbo famba sei? Their is something special about MDC no one wants to drop this name. President Simba Makoni vakaenda asi zita rekuti Zanu raka sara. Kana pakabuda vana Tsvangison muZanu vaka former yavo party. Ko vatungamiri vano sarudzwa kucongress here kana kuti zvinombofamba sei. Sei vana Biti vasina kumirira congress. Tiri kuzviona kana mubhora team ikadyiwa vakutorovana pachavo. MaZimcare chaivo maZimba ese.

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    Tozvirevakupiko 8 years ago

    zvinonzwisa tsitsi maningi! African politics … chii chaizvo

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    Unotoshaya kuti zvinombofamba sei chaizvo , these guys don not care for the suffering masses they shouldn’t have formed the MDC in the first place if they simply cant get along!

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    Grow up you two: TM and Biti. If I remember correctly you both go to church. What does that mean to you. You go there with all this stuff in your lives and hearts just as ZPF does. Wake up and repent. What does God feel about this fight between brothers? Open you bibles and ask God to open your spiritual eyes. Repent! ZPf have won. They have successfully divided you. And, you Mr Biti, how dare you say Bob is a better leader that Morgan. Open your eyes. What has RGM done to this nation particularly this last 14 years and even before. Can you not discern evil rule when you see it????? May God have mercy on us! Please Lord will You raise up Your own man for this nation. Please Lord.

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    I mean MT and Biti

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      With respect, I think its Biti who should grow up and fight for the founding principles of the party within the organisation.

      What he has done by this action, is to expose himself as an unprincipled individual, and fallen into the ZANU trap of divide and rule.

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    jobolinko 8 years ago

    Jacob mapfume does not have to recognise mdc t congress because he is not part of it,he has left to form another party period

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    woundedbaffalo 8 years ago

    Mafume must undergo a psychatric examination, biti@co is an extension of zanupf capable of destroying our beloved MDC led tsvangie .biti is a zanu hardliner

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    woundedbaffalo 8 years ago

    Jacob mafume what is the name of your political part very soon I will find you a specialone for a shallow minded group of people like you. You can be party yes,but M.R.Tsangirai is the father of strong opposition politics in zimbabwe. You are doing this today becoz of him, achimbonzi treason,vakamboisa muchitokisi,vakamurova mapurisa asi pakanzi $100 year 2009 vakafara semapenzi anonga pembe muchitima,akafirwa mukadzi muaccident isinganzwisisike the same must happen to you biti. Zvakatora nguva for zanupf to understand oppositin politics .31 july rigged poll win was there expose the truth behind, eg zanupf is responsible for total collapse of this country,people who sold MDC secrets like mangoma and biti and etc

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    Chitova weGona 8 years ago

    Mafume anorwara nepfungwa uyo. Arikutsvaka pekuraramira nokuti hakuna achamutora kuti aite gweta rake muZimbabwe yese zvayo. Malawyer chii nemi nhai? We do not need a lawyer to be President of Zimbabwe bcoz munotora nhema kuita chokwadi,thats why u are easily fooled by zanu. Morgan was,is and will be there in 2018 to represent MDC vamwe murikuvhumuka henyu hazvirambidzwi! Chinja ndozvo!