By Mirembe Martina
The integrity and sincerity of MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been questioned by activists who are demanding him to resign from his party’s leadership.
Tsvangirai’s resignation is being asked for by a white Zimbabwean farmer and human rights activist, Ben Freeth quoting his promise he made before the July 31 elections saying that he would step down if he lost. This comes after other senior white MDC-T members treasurer-general Roy Bennet and former Marondera Central MP Ian Kay asked the former Prime minister to step down following the party’s loss.
Freeth said Tsvangirai has been flip-flopping his way through the MDC leadership for far too long and accused him of sleeping on duty during his tenure as Prime Minister in the coalition government. “What is wrong with our opposition leader Tsvangirai that he should flip-flop sacrificing principle because he thought Sadc would stand by them when things went wrong?”
Freeth also attacked him for participating in an election when reforms as stipulated in the roadmap to elections had not been implemented. “Why did he still go ahead when he was not allowed to view the voters’ roll which he knew was a shambles, full of ghosts that would glide in on the day as they had done in the constitutional referendum on March 16; when he had prior knowledge that Nikuv, an Israeli company known to be an expert in election-rigging, was on the Zanu PF payroll?”
He said the answer to the questions is that there is a leadership crisis in the MDC-T. “While Zanu PF carried on taking personal property, mining diamonds and preparing for the election heist by continuing to block access to the voters’ roll, the Prime Minister was enjoying the comforts of the government,” he said. “If the former Prime Minister is tired . . . let him stand down and let someone who is energetic, God-fearing and not prepared to compromise on principle, take his place.”