AFTER the MDC was affected by the current divisions I, like every other responsible citizen, had to stop and decide which of the two sides to give my vote.
I wanted to make a choice.
As an ordinary citizen, most of the information that I can use to make
that choice comes from the grassroots and the media both in and outside Zimbabwe.
The political problems we are facing in Zimbabwe today are more complicated than the divisions in the MDC, with the media being the major culprit in this situation.
Someone once asked a weekly newspaper to investigate and tell the nation who among our opposition members owns two farms, who among them has a house guarded by soldiers, why Zanu PF released the political parties’ funds just in time for one of the factions’ congress and who was absent on the day of voting to pass the Bill that brought back the senate? What did we get?
Only deafening silence from the media.
Can someone please tell me where Dumisani Muleya’s survey results are so I can update myself?
Muleya told us: “While Tsvangirai was able to attract 15 000 delegates, the danger remains if the MDC fails to reunite, his faction will lose an important power base: the south-western region (Matabeleland and parts of the Midlands) where the Mutambara camp is dominant.”
How does he know this camp is dominant in this region?
Some sections of the media are fanning these divisions which unfortunately some of these learned guys swallow, believing that because they are Ndebele, then they should be happy to be led by anyone. I find this contemptuous of people from the region.
Like any other people from all over Zimbabwe, people from Matabeleland want social and economic justice.
Was it necessary for Muleya to tell us about Lovemore Moyo’s mother-in-law and that Morgan Tsvangirai comes from Masvingo etc?
Because of the refusal of the media to report it like it is, we will meet Mugabe in the streets. My choice is made.