Step aside, Mangoma tells Tsvangirai | The Herald

via Step aside, Mangoma tells Tsvangirai | The Herald January 27, 2014 by Tendai Mugabe

MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has lost credibility because of his conduct as leader of the party and in his personal life and should resign, a close associate has said. In a letter on his Facebook page at the weekend, party deputy treasurer Mr Elton Mangoma said it wastime Mr Tsvangirai stepped aside, essentially saying the MDC-T leader was a failure.

“How will you answer the questions that we failed to care enough for our people and that we used our time in government for personal aggrandisement, personal wealth accumulation as symbolised by the current impasse on Highlands residence?

“How will you put closure to the issue of women in your life and ensure that these will not continue to erode your and the party’s brand? How will we put closure to the question of misuse of funds, and ensure that our friends regain confidence that donations will be channelled to the people’s project going forward?” Mr Mangoma asked.

Mr Mangoma joins a growing consensus that Mr Tsvangirai must step aside. MDC-T treasurer Mr Roy Bennett fired the first shot when he said Mr Tsvangirai should resign following his humiliating defeat in the July 31, 2013 Presidential election.

He was followed by national executive member Mr Ian Kay, who described the MDC-T leader as a “rusty bolt” that needed to be replaced.
Another party stalwart, Mr Eddie Cross, chipped in saying Mr Tsvangirai’s time was up. At the weekend, Mr Mangoma proposed that MDC-T deputy president Ms Thokozani Khupe assume interim president responsibilities until an extraordinary congress is held.

However, MDC-T national chairman Mr Lovemore Moyo said the calls did not mean there was a leadership crisis, but rather an organisational challenge.

“We are not looking at leadership renewal but organisational renewal,” he said. “It is not about one person but the whole organisation.” In his letter, Mr Mangoma insisted leadership renewal was an inexorable reality for MDC-T.



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    Spot on. Get rid of him. He has completely comprised his own integrity and let down the people of Zimbabwe who want to see genuine democratic change.

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    moyokumusha 8 years ago

    Elton is right. Morgan is a has been / has run and has nothing new to offer the people of Zimbabwe. He should step aside and retain the little credibility he has. Leave his fancy house and go back to Bindura Nickel and seek an appropriate wife ( in the rural area’s) for he has failed all and is now dragging the MDC down with him. The MDC also need to get organised and drop the different factions – none of this nonsense such as MDC -T / MDC -M as it is not their party but the peoples party and they were privileged to be elected leaders.

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    jobolinko 8 years ago

    Mogern was brutalised by zanu on so many occasions ,remember the final push ,he was arrested and locked up what did we do nothing ,what did Mangoma do nothing ,run around to the lawyers just to be tried by the same drunk judges ,why did mangoma not lead the people to rise against mugabe, Nelson chamisa almost died at the hands of zanu pf what did mangoma do, Tsvangirai recently refused to compromise freedom by not accepting 3 million dollars he is not after money he s a true leader.WAKE UP

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    shady 8 years ago


    MDC rebels must discuse these development in close doors along the paty structures.Their act is unproffessional.They are not to be trusted. They are just as power hungry.