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Tsvangirai team leadership fails to inspire confidence

By Kurauone Chihwayi

THE MDC faction led by Morgan Tsvangirai at the weekend congress failed to present credible leadership that could raise both public and donor confidence.

While I have great respect for Tendai Biti and Nelson Chamisa, the re-election of

Tsvangirai as the faction’s president has plunged the whole team into crisis.

The team that was elected into office is very risky to the extent that no-one can expect anyone in it to form a government.

Thokozani Khupe, Tapiwa Mashakada and Isaac Matongo are not credible leaders but opportunists whose survival hinges on bootlicking.

Puppetry politics will never bring democratic change to starved Zimbabweans. The congress exposed weaknesses of the Tsvangirai leadership as it is important to try new ways of unseating President Robert Mugabe.

The Arthur Mutambara faction, on the other hand, appears to have produced credible leaders at its Bulawayo congress.

Welshman Ncube, Gift Chimanikire, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Gibson Sibanda, Paul Themba Nyathi and Morgan Changamire are tried and tested leaders who can work out new strategies of bringing democratic change.
The people around Tsvangirai are only there to use him as a ladder to the top only to dump him when it is convenient.

* Chihwayi is a Harare resident writing from Glen Norah A.

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