Tsvangirai fails to learn from his mistakes

Tsvangirai fails to learn from his mistakes
Published: 02 July 2015 (1329 Views)

In his struggle to maintain relevance in the political arena, the embattled MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has once again made his attempts to be acknowledged in that field through sympathizing with illegal vendors. 

Recently, Tsvangirai addressed a handful of his supporters in what was dubbed as 'State of the Nation address' at the Exhibition Park, in Harare.  

The Government has recently ordered illegal vendors to register with local authority bodies so that they could be transferred to designated points where they will have to operate their business from.

It is however surprising that Mr Tsvangirai is making fun out of this move by the Government. Tsvangirai is actually inciting vendors not to take Government orders of moving to selected vending sites.

Tsvangirai was quoted in a local weekly press inciting vendors that they should strongly resist  any attempts by the government to mount a second Murambatsvina as the MDC will commit itself to the protection of all informal business persons, their inclusion to the economy and making  it possible for them to grow and prosper.

Truth be told, Tsvangirai is missing a very big point here. It is common knowledge that informal sector contribute to the Gross Domestic Product of a nation. Written reports have it that during the economic recession of Indonesia (1981-85), the informal sector played a cushionary role to the development of the economy.

Therefore, the contribution that is brought by vendors in economic development is much appreciated; however, there is need for them to be organized. Contrary to Murambatsvina, which Tsvangirai cited, vendors will do their business as usual but in a controlled manner.

 Leaving vendors scattered everywhere in the Central Business Districts may affect the daily operations of retailers and wholesalers as the vendors will be sitting right in front of their shops selling the same products at low costs. Also, this chases away foreign investors who may want to do business in cities.

Vendors are everywhere across the world. If one was to travel to Botswana or South Africa today, he/she will not be surprised to meet vendors who are regulated.

What Tsvangirai wants is to cause chaos and havoc in the country. This man wants to enhance regime change through inciting vendors not to abide by the law.

Tsvangirai fails to learn from his mistakes. During his tenure as a trade unionist, he tried to get into power through influencing workers. Before reading between the lines, most workers thought that Tsvangirai was their champion who had come to lift them from cavity of despair and poverty that he, Morgan, invited.

Apart from using workers for his myopic and selfish ends, Tsvangirai also attempted to get into power using students from Zimbabwe National Students' Union (ZINASU). Tsvangirai tried to further his party agendas through sponsoring  some students in that union so that they would carry out programmes that suit his political chicanery.
In his battle to lead this nation, there is fear that Morgan will end up using 'kindergarten' children to effect his agenda.

What Tsvangirai did was he firstly invited sanctions to the country and as the nation experienced the effects of sanctions; Tsvangirai goes on to blame the ruling government for the ailing economy. What is more saddening is that, in all his campaigns he accuses ZANU-PF.

Mr Tsvangirai failed to win elections for three consecutive times, hence, he has lost confidence in himself. It was noted that the embattled Tsvangirai was now calling for other political parties to collate with him as he openly proved that his ideologies are shallow and poor.

Since Tsvangirai was financially sanctioned by Americans for failing them on them on the regime change agenda, his calling for convergence with the People First group could be that he is monetarily challenged and looking for financial resources.

Early this year, the Americans told Tsvangirai that he should partner with the sacked Vice President Mujuru if he still wishes to receive funds from them. Probably that could be one of the reasons why Tsvangirai is proposing for a convergence with other opposition political parties.

One would also wonder which church Tsvangirai goes to. While addressing congregates at the 'State of Nation address',  Tsvangirai told his supporters that he would join other Zimbabweans at a prayer meeting for Itai Dzamara that is being organized by the church.  

Church leaders should be urged to desist from being used by Tsvangirai. Morgan has a tendency of targeting and using either unions or civic groups to pursue his regime change agenda.


- Peacemaker Zano

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