It’s a clumsy coup attempt: Mwonzora

via It’s a clumsy coup attempt: Mwonzora – DailyNews Live by Thelma Chikwanha  27 APRIL 2014

The MDC has dismissed the suspension of party president Morgan Tsvangirai and the party’s top hierarchy by rebels calling for leadership renewal yesterday as a clumsy coup d’état attempt.

In an interview with the Daily News on Sunday yesterday, MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said the meeting was meant to destabilise the party.

“This is a clumsy attempt at a coup d’état by some timid leaders who are too spineless to contest leadership of the party at congress,” Mwonzora said.

He said the gathering which was called for by party secretary-general Tendai Biti was not a meeting of the national council — the supreme governing body outside congress.

“Biti does not call national council meetings, only the chairperson and president have the right to call meetings. His duty is to simply write formally advising members of the council,” he said.

Mwonzora added; “This is part of the elaborate covert programme by State security agents, Zanu PF, Mugabe and Welshman Ncube to destabilise and de-brand the MDC.”

The MDC rebels however, insisted yesterday they did everything above board and were already preparing for the next election under a new leadership.

Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday soon after the meeting, the rebels’ spokesperson, Jacob Mafume said:

“We will now look at how we are going to tackle the next election under a new president. We also need to engage other

opposition parties because we have realised that we need to come up with a united front to fight dictatorship,” Mafume said.

He said the meeting declared the expulsion of deputy treasurer general Elton Mangoma, youth assembly chairperson Solomon Madzore and nation executive member Last Maengahama as unconstitutional.

The meeting was chaired by Samuel Sipepa Nkomo who is also a member of the advisory council to the president.

But Mwonzora queried how suspended individuals would sit and deliberate on their suspension.

“It is such an awkward thing to have happened in the presence of a lawyer of Biti’s experience that a suspended person sits to determine his suspension. It is so amateurish, it confounds the mind,” he said.

Other top party leaders who attended the renewal team meeting are youth president Solomon Madzore, Promise Mkwananzi, Mangoma, provincial chairpersons; Paul Madzore (Harare), Wachi Sibanda (Matabeleland South), Wilfstus Sitemere (Masvingo), Costin Muguti (Midlands North), Julius Magarangoma (Manicaland), Sengezo Tshabangu (Matabeleland North), Bulawayo provincial secretary Regie Moyo and Evelyn Masaiti.



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    Mdc sellouts meeting.

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      Mandy 9 years ago

      Fellow bloggers and readers there is that Zimbabwe Institute (ZI) headed by Isaac Maphosa it is the most dangerous instrument of destabilisation. ZI works with both the CIO and international donor agencies to destabilise the opposition. For example Isaac maphosa was given custody of all former Jomic vehicles by the Norwegian ambassador and all the money that was left from the premature termination of GNU. Isaac Maphosa has not been asked to account for the resources of ZI by anyone. Now he has bought Tendai Biti and his grouping a $300 000 property in milton park, just behind the Fedex offices that these Mbiti elements have turned into offices. Isaac Maphosa is always seen surreptitiously appearing at forums that one cannot explain how he gets there. For example he did he become the chief administrator of that toothless institution called Jomic. What did it achieve other than give legitimacy to a moribund zanupf and pave the way for its acceptability.
      It is a fact that as we speak Tendai Biti and Elton Mangoma are in negotiations with Patrick Chinamasa and Nicholas Goche for yet another GNU where Zanupf and will be the senior partner. Yes this follows Mbeki’s visit to Harare a few weeks ago. Tendai biti and Elton mangoma are sellouts of the worst kind.

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        Mandy, this sounds just like Zimbabwe. Something is extremely fishy with this whole thing and your explanation sounds very plausible. I hate the subterfuge, deceit and lies that Zimbabwe has become. God hates it too.

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        roving ambassador. 9 years ago

        This is an interesting angle. Needs investigating .
        It need very clever operators to achieve the required results.

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    Chaka 9 years ago

    Zpf is making sure the squable continues till 2018. Let us be aware n start looking at other options. The two r now fighting against each and the enemy folding hands n laughing, till 2018. TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

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      roving ambassador. 9 years ago

      Chaka ,Don’t worry, better this started early . There is enough time to regroup. Imagine this chaos towards victory. The forces of good will eventually be victorious .
      Pamberi neZimbabwe. not Zanu, not Mdc.

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        WE are on the same page Roving. May the Lord expose ALL the skull doggery from where ever it comes

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          I mean duggery. Zim seems to be full of sons of perditions: Judas Isacariots. May the Lord expose

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    John Thomas 9 years ago

    Truly, by his actions Tsvangirai became a sellout some time back.

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    Chanisa 9 years ago

    Morgan installed himself as a chief and his supporters predictably obliged. Ian Smith spoke many years ago that his Africans had no need for democracy. Give them a President and they will convert him into a chief. We are conditioned not to question people of authority, even when they steal and fornicate in public view. Any wonder we find ourselves this way?

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    Mukanya 9 years ago

    A coup at a Braai party!

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    Tinei 9 years ago

    This is what it zimbabweans

    Tendai is being looked after by Bob through Gideon. Remember Biti is representing Gono is court case so they are using the time to discuss issues.Bob want to appoint Gono as the next president in December congress. Then there will be a call for elections. Biti will form another party to split the votes in the election. The election will be Nikuved again giving Gono marginal lead. He will call for unity government, then Biti will be appointed Priminister. This the strategy Zimbabweans.

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      Wataura. Now zvakumeka sense. When you find supposedly educated people behaving strange panenge paine corruption. Inonzi iya conflict of interest. Saka ndati musoro wenyoka wabuda pachena. The real party yevanhu yakabuda mu vavashandi must see through this silly move by opportunists and deal with it decisively. Iye akasarudzwa obva ati ehe torai zvenyu hutangamiriri muparadze musangano pamadiro, anenge akanganwa zvaakavimbisa ruzhinji here? Kana maneta munosiya party yakadaro moita zveugweta full time. now I see how ZPF could put wool on everyone. They worked with these sell outs and all that biti fuss about rigging was just for show.

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    Johno 9 years ago

    May the Almighty Father in Heaven lead us all to his just ways and destiny.

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    Ivor Payne 9 years ago

    (My copy of) the MDC constitution is to the following effect: An emergency National Council Meeting may be convened on the basis of a petition signed by at least a third of the members of the National Council provided that at all material times the Secretary General and the President shall have the right at any time of convening a meeting of the National Council

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    Zimbabweans, its high time we see these politicians for who they are. Are we aware that RG n his ZPF are no longer viewing Morgan as a threat. To them he is a clueless politician who is nothing more than their copy cat. The real threat to zanu pf in my opinion are the very mdc leaders who are trying to create an awareness to the general mdc membership on the serious shortcomings of their leader and how it works against the ideals that formed the very foundations of their party – democracy. Zanu pf has capitalised on this by swiftly coming to the “defence” of such voices. The aim of zpf as I see it is to taint them, that is, making the general mdc membership see them as or label them traitors, zpf projects etc. Ultimately, mdc members’ attention n allegiance is diplomatically deviated from the leaders who have the potential of turning around the country’s politica fortunes. Just wait n see. U will hear them(zanu pf) falling over each praising Biti and n his associate. This in my view will be painting them with a filthy brush. Remember Jonathan i zpf!!!??

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    Angela Wigmore 9 years ago

    It seems that NO Zimbabwean politician, regardless of affiliation, actually cares about the interests of the Country or its people! The MDC, with its public in-fighting and back-stabbing, has totally lost credibility and is putting smiles on the ugly-mugs of Zanu.

    The ONLY hope for our Homeland is for an ENTIRELY NEW party to come together, comprised of intelligent, educated people who put Country BEFORE Self.

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    “We will now look at how we are going to tackle the next election under a new president. We also need to engage other

    opposition parties because we have realised that we need to come up with a united front to fight dictatorship,” Mafume said.

    This is just priceless!!
    Do these guys even know what they are talking about?
    What Mandy has said just goes to confirm the suspicion this lot should be viewed with.

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    Ko adelita zvinhu zvangu zvandanyora pasaiti ino iyi makuseni ndaiani? All I said is what are these people doing fighting and not helping the government eradicate poverty, or requiring that government focuses on helping the nation. If this is deleted as well then I will ban myself from this site for life.

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    Snr Observer 9 years ago

    The renewal team is a coalition of foolish idiots that are being controlled by the Jurassic dictator. They are being used to compromise their legitimate leader before being co-opted into government by the dictator as a junior partner together with Welshman MaNcube. Not sure if each one has more than 3 neurons. They have just demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that they are idiots full of crass foolishness.

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    Little Dorrit 9 years ago

    Bennett Cross Kay – Pse form a new party. John Robinson Min Finance