Wednesday, June 12, 2013

(TALKZIMBABWE) Madhuku: Tsvangirai is ‘narrow minded’ and Biti is ‘arrogant’
This article was written by Our reporter
on 9 June, at 02 : 55 AM

Professor Lovemore Madhuku has described the MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, as a “narrow-minded”.

The National Constitutional Assembly chairperson also said that party’s secretary-general, Tendai Biti, is an “arrogant politician whose political ambitions are destroying the MDC-T from within.”

Prof Madhuku also disclosed that members from both MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and secretary-general Tendai Biti’s factions have been making a beeline to his offices.

The outspoken NCA leader said that his meetings with the disgruntled MDC-T members have left him convinced that Biti has ambitions to succeed Tsvangirai as party leader in 2016.

While MDC-T officials vehemently deny that the party is riddled with factionalism and that Mr Biti is leading what has since been dubbed “Project 2016”, Prof Madhuku makes interesting revelations.

He claims that some members of Biti’s faction are mulling the idea of extinguishing the little hopes that Tsvangirai has of winning the presidency in the forthcoming general elections so as to facilitate Biti’s ascendancy.

“I have come to know that Biti is leading a faction within MDC-T and he is working with people like Eddie Cross.

“If the MDC-T loses this election, they have to blame Biti and no one else because he is not advancing Tsvangirai’s interests,” he said.

“Biti is intolerant to divergent views and he can do anything to silence dissenting voices.

“I think he must form his political party that will push the line that investors are more important than the electorate,” he said.

Prof Madhuku said Tsvangirai is no saint either, describing the MDC-T leader as a “narrow-minded leader” who has not transformed from his days as a trade unionist.

He said the policies being pursued by the MDC-T are empty and aimed at continuously making Zimbabweans hewers of wood and not masters of their own destiny.

“The policies such as Juice are a clear sign that this guy (Mr Tsvangirai) is narrow-minded and sees everything through the eyes of a trade unionist.

“How else can one explain his devotion to taking everyone to the factory?

“Some in his party are still mentally colonised because they are saying we should not own our resources but concentrate on attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

“(President) Mugabe is right when he says those who colonised us are still interested in colonising us.

“Their intention is to colonise us through their companies,” said Prof Madhuku.

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora described reports of factionalism in his party as fictitious.

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