Mnangagwa is a small boy — Tsvangirai

via Mnangagwa is a small boy — Tsvangirai – NewsDay Zimbabwe May 26, 2015

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday took a swipe at Vice-President Emmerson Mnangangwa describing him as a “small boy” with no political clout to challenge for the Presidency.


Addressing a No reforms No Elections campaign rally in Kuwadzana, Harare, Tsvangirai said: “I told Mnangagwa one word that I don’t compete with you. 1st division does not compete with 4th division.”

“If (the 2018) elections come with Mnangagwa as President, I will give him (former Kwekwe Central MP Blessing) Chebundo. I beat (President Robert) Mugabe and then Mnangagwa, please let’s be fair. Chebundo trounced Mnangagwa in two successive elections for the Kwekwe Central seat before the latter relocated to Zibagwe-Chirumanzu constituency.

“That man doesn’t even have a vision, he doesn’t have a clue. The man is empty,” he said.

This comes amid reports that Mnangagwa was angling to succeed Mugabe. The former Premier also blasted pioneers of the Organisation of African Unity which has since been renamed African Union accusing them of only fighting for political freedom at the expense of other basic freedoms including economic emancipation. He singled out the late Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah of letting down the continent by seeking political freedom at the expense of economic freedom.

“The leader of Ghana said seek ye the political freedom first and everything will follow, but is that true or is that prophetic? Seek ye everything first not only the political freedom but also economic freedom.

“Was Nkrumah right? Was he wrong? He was very wrong because he set a very bad vision. Political freedom without economic freedom is wrong,” Tsvangirai said.

“Zimbabwe in 1980 got political freedom, but in 2015 we are all crying for economic freedom. There is nothing in that. People don’t eat the flag or the national anthem, but they want jobs.

“The liberation struggle is gone and what is left is the fight to get economic freedom,” said Tsvangirai. He said Mugabe’s generation had now overstayed and should pass the baton to younger generations.


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    Tsvangirai’s utterances can not go unchallenged. Pan-African leaders liberated the continent in the process allowing the likes of you to take up leadership positions today. It is therefore uncalled for that a person with dreams to be a leader of a nation born out of African scarifies makes such treacherous comments. Mnangwagwa is the vice president of Zimbabwe and in contrast Tsvangirai is a leader of the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai. It is therefore naive on Mr Tsvangirai to compare himself with Mr Mnangagwa. Mr Mnangagwa is a freedom fighter who participated in the liberation of Zimbabwe. On the other hand, Tsvangirai abandoned the armed struggle in 1976. As if abandonment of the struggle was not enough, you went a step further by providing intelligence on the layout of Nyadzonia refuge camp to the Rhodesian soldiers who went on to massacre innocent and unarmed refugees. Please give us a break from your madness

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      Clive Sutherland 7 years ago

      Nyadzonya was a Zanla Camp, since when are refugees armed with AK47,S PKM LMG,S and RPD machine guns?

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    Indo Sibanda 7 years ago

    Hahaha, Mnangagwa Small Boy!!!!!!!!!!!or Small Boy Mnangagwa

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    How can Tsvangirai say that, isnt it that Mugabe embarked on economic freedom through empowerment? Only that Mugabe has overstayed in office otherwise he had been in right direction lets be fair.