MASVINGO – The Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has warned its members to desist from criticising the progress being made in pursuit of a coalition and strongly defended, in particular, the deal with National People’s Party (NPP) and Welshman Ncube’s MDC.
Many MDC-T supporters in Masvingo still harbour grudges against Joice Mujuru, leader of the NPP, accusing President Mugabe’s former deputy of being instrumental in creating the Zanu PF monster against which many MDC-T supporters have lost limbs fighting.
MDC-T national spokesperson Obert Gutu, however, said no person had the right to undermine Tsvangirai’s efforts.
“President Tsvangirai is personally handling the matter of the coalition. He has been tasked by the National Council which is the highest decision-making body between congresses.
“Our disciplined cadres should not just make negative comments about the whole process because their president is doing all he can to come to the best of terms with other opposition forces,” said Gutu.
He said the party had proper communication channels through which feedback can be made, warning that going to the media and social media platforms to make complaints was not acceptable at any level of the party.
“The president will always brief relevant stakeholders on the progress he would have made. We do not want megaphone politics where everyone gets involved and voice their opinions.
“We want strict discipline from our members during this whole process and we want everybody to rally behind our president. Going to the media to create unnecessary confusion and factionalism will not be tolerated,” said Gutu.
He said it was not the time to pick fights with other opposition forces but was high time everyone put aside differences and work towards building a better Zimbabwe.
“We know there are others who are still bitter at Mujuru but now is not the time to fight amongst ourselves when the real enemy is out there
“Mujuru may have worked with the system for a long time and has stepped on many toes but right now, our people should bury the hatchet and work towards defeating Zanu PF. The president will accommodate everyone on the negotiating table with one goal of removing Mugabe,” said Gutu.politics,topnews