Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe so Chamisa should lead MDC-T

Tsvangirai is the same as Mugabe so Chamisa should lead MDC-T
Published: 23 March 2017 (666 Views)
VIVA Zimbabwe chairman Acie Lumumba says Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa should be given the reins to lead MDC-T as other party leaders including Morgan Tsvangirai are nothing more than a joke, OpenParly reported.

MDC-T is reportedly fractured by many factions that hoping to take over from ailing Tsvangirai who has been the leader since the inaugural party congress in 2000.

Party vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa are reportedly leading some of the prominent factions that are hoping to get the nod as soon as the veteran trade unionist steps down.

Since becoming party leader, Tsvangirai has seen several of his lieutenants breaking away to form their own political parties alleging he is refusing to pass the baton to others.

Those that have broken away include Welshman Ncube (MDC-N) Elton Mangoma (Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe), Tendai Biti (People's Democratic Party) and Job Sikhala (MDC-99).

Although Chamisa has not publicly declared his interests to lead the country's biggest opposition party, many insiders are of the view that he is the heir to the throne after Tsvangirai and the belief was further strengthened by his appointment to the party presidium.

Writing on his Facebook page, Lumumba said if Chamisa is made MDC-T president, he would vote for him any day without giving a second thought.

"I pray from the bottom of my heart that Nelson Nehemiah Chamisa is passed the reigns and runs for President in 15 months from now. He turns 40 on February 2, 2018, just in time.

"Majority of the MDC-T leadership is a joke to me and to anyone who is being objective. This man I vote for any day. My fear is he is now stuck in a party with a leader who behaves same like Mugabe. He is truly a man of God.

"Over the last year we have become closer than friends, he prays with me, walks with me, straightens and strengthens me, many times he sharpens me; today I just want to tell you all that we have a great leader in our country by the name of Nelson Chamisa.

"Let's not give up. I know it's vexing and we all get spent at times. But maybe if we learn to turn to each other before we turn against each other as a generation there is a way out. I refuse to give up on you; because if I do what happens next? We don't win when we fight against each other, we win when we fight for each other," said Lumumba.

The youthful legislator, lawyer and pastor (Chamisa) commands a huge following in mainly Harare but has a lot of enemies outside the capital from his days as party organiser where he allegedly imposed candidates and people to party positions which led to his poor performance at the past congress.
Chamisa is also said to be Tsvangirai's blue-eyed boy and is not in good books with Thokozani Khupe.

- openparly

 1

You May Like These Videos

Comments

Anonymous user 23 March 2017
lumumba why can you take from mugambe pliz leave people who are well organised go to mugambe

Latest stories

Fake facebook post claims Mujuru joining MDC Alliance

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 8 Views

Chamisa will never again address a rally in Matebeleland

by Disgruntled Matebeleland MDC-T youth. | 22 February 2018 | 11 Views

Assault victim 'kidnapped'

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 23 Views

Woman up for attempted murder

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 24 Views

Bush sex at Tsvangirai's funeral

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 41 Views

Kombis to #Shutdown Harare

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 44 Views

Kombi Ban/Operation De-congest Hre Inhuman: Transform Zimbabwe

by Transform Zimbabwe | 22 February 2018 | 34 Views

WATCH: Mliswa calls Mpofu a thief during Portfolio Committee meeting

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 73 Views

BREAKING: Kombi ban reversed

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 45 Views

Russia avails 70 academic scholarships to Zimbabweans

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 27 Views

PDP's statement on violence at Tsvangirai funeral

by Jacob Mafume PDP Spokesperson | 22 February 2018 | 107 Views

Army commanders want Mnangagwa to serve only one term - report

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 171 Views

Mugabe birthday holiday misnamed

by Trevor Sagota in Harare | 22 February 2018 | 91 Views

WATCH: Gukurahundi testimony that makes you cry

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 143 Views

Fighting for one's independence is not tribalism

by Sam Velaphi Mabhena, MNP President | 22 February 2018 | 100 Views

Chamisa, vigilante or villain

by Daniel Itai | 22 February 2018 | 217 Views

WATCH: Obert Mpofu being grilled

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 128 Views

WATCH: 'Obert Mpofu demanded a $10m bribe'

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 229 Views

Tsvangirai's second book to be published soon

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 89 Views

Student grants back

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 115 Views

Professor Dlodlo appointed NUST vice chancellor

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 123 Views

'Tsvangirai's funeral number two in Africa to be largely attended'

by Stephen Jakes | 22 February 2018 | 194 Views

MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa must denounce political violence

by Leonard Koni | 22 February 2018 | 112 Views

MDC-T Zhombe defends Chamisa over violence

by Stephen Jakes | 22 February 2018 | 164 Views

Plot to unleash violence backfires

by Stephen Jakes | 22 February 2018 | 140 Views

Grace Mugabe's PhD supervisor investigated

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 90 Views

Thanksgiving to Everyone who burial of Tsvangirai

by Richard M Simango | 22 February 2018 | 97 Views

Nadia Nakai no-make-up challenge goes viral

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 165 Views

Soldier loses service pistol in nightclub

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 161 Views

A befitting 'violent' farewell to an iconic boss

by Luke Tamborinyoka | 22 February 2018 | 137 Views

Zimra aim to enhance efficiency

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 71 Views

Floods wreak havoc

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 113 Views

Mnangagwa to address war vets' grievances

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 92 Views

Tsvangirai wanted passport for prophetic healing

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 148 Views

Gutu quits 'violent' MDC-Chamisa

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2018 | 114 Views