Tsvangirai set to attend Convention

MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai may come face to face with his adversaries in the MDC Renewal Team at a convention being organised by churches and civil society.

Wongai Zhangazha

The convention will be held after Zanu PF’s December congress, although officials have not finalised the date.

Indications are that Tsvangirai will be invited to the convention, despite earlier reservations by some participating political players, who claimed that he was undemocratic.

Tsvangirai had also expressed unwillingness to attending the conference, which he believes is being pushed by his former secretary generals Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube, among others.

The organisers of the convention argue that Tsvangirai should attend as he is a major political player in Zimbabwe who cannot be ignored.

Tsvangirai garnered 47,8% of the 2,5 million votes in the 2008 and 34,9% of 3,4 million votes in the 2013 general elections.

The convention, whose dates have been changed on several times, will see churches, political parties, civil society and other stakeholders convening to come up with an alliance that will deal with various economic and political issues affecting Zimbabweans under Zanu PF rule.

MDC Renewal Team spokesperson Jacob Mafume this week said more than 10 civil society organisations had shown interest in the convention.

Mafume said: “The convention will either be held later this year or early next year because there are a lot of activities that will be taking place including two congresses, that is the Zanu PF and MDC-T congresses.”

He said the convention is a suggestion from the MDC Renewal Team but was guided by civil society and other independent bodies.
According to sources in the grand coalition that includes the MDC led by Welshman Ncube, MDC Renewal Team, Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn and Zapu, a memorandum of understanding has been agreed on.

“There is a draft constitution that the grand coalition is working on consulting their parties. The coalition held a meeting last week and the National Constitutional Assembly attended its first meeting,” said a source.

Contacted for comment, MDC-T presidential spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said: “I don’t comment on possibilities and potential things.”

7 thoughts on “Tsvangirai set to attend Convention”

  1. Sipho Hove says:

    But why did people in Zimbabwe decide to vote for a Known Failure rather than Morgan. Surely did the fact that this guy(tsvangson) liked Womanising justify voting someone(from Zvimba) who had shown himself as a failure over 30 years. Vanhu vemuZimbabwe Liphambene Sibili, Nxa!!!

  2. Pamela Chibobo says:

    @Sipho Hove

    The game of losing seems to be the most viable option in Zimbabwe at this time.

    We may win the odd soccer game but in politics we back losers all the way. Backing politicians like Mugabe or Tsvangirai causes downstream losses like a losing economy, a losing currency, a losing food security, a losing law and order and a losing judiciary as these corrupt losers destroy Zimbabwe.

    Tsvangirai is a proven loser because he loves taking part in rigged elections and loves to lose when it come to (not) reversing POSA and AIPPA when his party held a parliamentary majority.

    He wilfully goes into elections with no reforms and paves the way for Zanu to win. The only game he knows how to win is taking his pick from the CIO selection of women paraded in front of him.

    The only other clear leaders in the race at this time are the Chinese and Russians who are grabbing Zimbabwe’s natural resources at rock bottom prices facilitated by Zanu.

    By the time people wake up it will be too late and Zimbabwe will be a colony all over again.

    Wake up Zimbabwe!

    Arise !

    A new Chimurenga becons

  3. Brian Chikwati says:

    those interested in the so called renewal team are actuallly following and enjoying frogging a dead horsE. ncube should actually telling these people that its hard to challenge the TSVANGIRAI brand. Its like ZUM trying to challenge the ZANU PF brand. The politics of Zimbabwe at the moment have two brands, that of ZANU PF a and MDC T. try your luck and join the other brands.

  4. Ndungu says:

    What is the relevance of what Tsvangson garnered in the elections in this article.

    1. Wezhira Wezhars says:

      It shows he is a major player

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