In principle and indeed in practice, I tend to agree with Elton Mangoma’s call for leadership change and in particular his call for Tsvangirai to stand down as the leader of the MDC-T. If the MDC-T is serious about wanting to change Zimbabwe’s politics, it has to look at changing itself first. Undemocratic internal party laws must not be used to unfairly protect the structures of authority, hierarchy and dominion within the MDC-T; no party position should be beyond challenge; no position holder should be unduly protected from challenge.
After 14 years of major strategic mistakes and failures, I firmly believe that Mr Tsvangirai is no longer electable and thus not worth staying with. He has contradicted just about every statement he has made and broken just about every promise he has made.
Tsvangirai has just pulled yet another rabbit out of the hat in his now openly desperate pursuit for presidency, this time telling a church congregation that he and Mugabe were chosen by God to lead Zimbabwe and requesting that Zimbabweans pray for them! How has Tsvangirai arrived at the conclusion that he and his president are God-chosen?
I do not know whether to say I have enjoyed the media coverage on Tsvangirai’s latest socio-political judgement (or misjudgement, to capture the right context) or I have been disappointed by the behaviour of a man seen by many in his party as the next president of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The catalogue of errors has ranged from his ongoing off the cuff crowd matching policies down to the juicy Loca -T (damages;marriage;divorce) social crash.