Some commentators and competitors have sought to place doubt on the suitability and ability of MDC President, Dr Morgan Tsvangirai, to lead the Zimbabwean opposition to victory over Zanu PF, arguing, among other things, that after a number of electoral “defeats”, it is time that a new person be found to lead the party. That way, they argue, MDC can finally win against Zanu PF.
This argument is based on false assumptions, firstly that Dr Tsvangirai lost the elections to Mugabe, and secondly that this losses were a result of the natural fallibilities of President Tsvangirai.
The falseness of these arguments is clear in that Dr Tsvangirai first beat Mugabe in the Constitutional Referendum of 2000 despite the government and Mugabe’s party pouring huge financial and material resources into the infamous “Vote Yes” campaign.
Dr Tsvangirai and his associates, including the civic society movement of which he was a founder chairman of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, with modest resources, silenced Mugabe with a win by the “Vote No” campaign.
A BBC interview with Douglas Mwonzora has exposed the misconceptions being spread by Zanu (PF) and the MDC's detractors about MDC, including Zimbabweans who should know better.
A clearly ill-informed BBC correspondent in this snipet tried to push her misconceptions past Mwonzora, but he calmly answered all her questions, without exposing her obvious misinformation or showing her that she had been mis-briefed before the interview.
She kept talking about: "there are those who argue that MDC needs to be reformed,
"Those who don't feel they have a viable party, and
"A lot of Zimbabweans who feel cheated by MDC leader Tsvangirai"...without saying where she was getting this from.
When she could not get anywhere with her questioning she eventually suggested that there were people who say the MDC should "ditch" Morgan Tsvangirai, again without saying which people.
Then eventually she said "people in your own party" to which which Mwonzora again put her ignorance to sleep by telling that those who broke away were the undemocratic ones, and that and they have not got any support from the people. Listen to the interview below. And share it with anyone who has such questions.
MDC UK&I Kicks Off 2018 Fundraising In Oxford
MDC-T Activists at Oxford having a laugh about Zanu (PF) paranoia which led them to publish that MDC-T Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora, and his delegation had been "summoned" to the UK by the British government, when in fact they had been invited to the UK for a fundraising activity hosted by Oxford Branch.
Above: (seated) Rachel Lupafiya of Luton South Beds Branch, Thabitha Khumalo, the party deputy spokesman, Douglas Mwonzora, and Theresa Makone, the Treasurer General with activists and members of the Oxford community who attended the fundraising dinner which has been hailed as a great success. More Pics
President Morgan Tsvangirai welcomed former Zanu (PF) Mashonaland West chairman, Temba Mliswa (l), and the former War Veterans enforcer, Jabulani Sibanda, among other political, religious and traditional leaders who have taken a stance against Zanu (PF)'s use of violence to silence dissent. Others who joined the prayer for the safe return of Itai Dzamara, who has been missing for four months, were Dr Simba Makoni of Mavambo Party, Zapu Vice President, Ms Emilia Mukaratirwa, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Leaders and a spokesman for the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, all symbolising what President Tsvangirai called national convergence against the repressive state.