Tsvangirai's new car divides party

Tsvangirai's new car divides party
Published: 20 July 2015 (1406 Views)
Opposition MDC-T's top leadership is in sharp dispute over whether to by party president, Morgan Tsvangirai new vehicles from local car dealers or from outside the country.

Tsvangirai is due to get a new  4×4 vehicle at a cost of $80 000.

The party's top leadership is said to be failing to agree over where to source the vehicle from amid reports that some MDC-T hawks were already angling themselves as car dealers in order to cash in on the transation.

According to NewsDay, MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the development.

"It is true we have resolved to buy our president motor vehicles including an off-roader because of the work he has to do and is doing," Mwonzora said.

"We have not made it a secret that Tsvangirai is our candidate for the 2018 elections, hence we have to equip him with the means to travel."

Party spokesperson Obert Gutu also confirmed the plan, but refused to give more details.

"It's not proper for me to disclose the type and make of motor vehicle that we are buying for our leader," Gutu said.

"There are security issues involved and quite honestly, it is imprudent for me to answer your question. Anyway, how is your question relevant to the pressing issues that are facing the majority of the people of Zimbabwe today like the issues to do with lack of jobs, lack of adequate food and lack of adequate shelter?"

- NewsDay

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