via Gutu: Mangoma barking at moving train – New Zimbabwe 02/11/2015
MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu says their former deputy treasurer Elton Mangoma is like a dog barking to a moving train and should build his “little”, party and stop discrediting our “successful” movement which is the government in waiting.
Gutu was on Monday responding to Mangoma’s claims that the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC formation exaggerates issues on the human rights abuses.
”Last time we checked, Elton Mangoma had formed his own, little, struggling political party. He has no business talking about the MDC-T since he is no longer one of us,” said Gutu on Monday.
Mangoma, now the leader of the Renewal Democrats Party, said his party had no problems with traditional leaders who they used to accuse of forcing villagers to ditch the MDC-T for Zanu PF.
But Gutu said while he had respect for Mangoma his former deputy treasurer should put his effort to building his “small” party.
“He should, instead, spend his energy in building his small party,” said Gutu.
“At any rate, the train is not going to stop simply because a dog has barked.
“The MDC-T remains the biggest and most popular political party in Zimbabwe, that’s a fact,” Gutu said.
There are several reports by reputable human rights organisations which have said MDC supporters have been terrorised by Zanu PF supporters since the formation of the party in 1999.