Tsvangirai to remain MDC-T leader

morgan_tsvangirai_4HARARE -Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will remain the leader of the MDC-T until the party achieves its core mission of delivering political change in Zimbabwe, the party has said. The MDC-T was reacting to media reports suggesting Tsvangirai would step down as party president next year in line with the MDC-Ts orig

The reports said the MDC-T had passed a resolution to the effect that the movements third congress where a new leader would be elected would be held after the holding of presidential elections next year.??

The MDC-T said the reports were untrue and aimed at creating problems within the party ahead of the elections.??The story claiming that President Morgan Tsvangirai is set to step down is false, malicious and misleading, the MDC-T said.??

For the record, MDC and President Tsvangirai are firmly focused on the partys agenda for real change; to stabilise the economy; to create jobs; and to ensure that democracy flourishes in Zimbabwe.

President Tsvangirais invaluable soft-power to let democracy sit down; to allow Zimbabweans to reclaim their democratic space and national dignity remains the MDCs foundation of vibrancy and strength.??

The party added: Since President Tsvangirai humiliated Robert Mugabe and the former ruling party, Zanu (PF), in the 29 March 2008 elections, the party is clear about its roadmap to a new Zimbabwe.??

The MDC-T said at its 2006 historic congress, the people tasked their newly elected leadership with a specific agenda to take the nation out of a deep crisis of governance.??

The party set out specific benchmarks to measure progress and the people are confident that the MDC remains on the right track. The MDC, working together with the people, will continue to lead until change becomes a reality, the party said.?

The issues dominating debate in the MDC are anchored on the peoples agenda for real change; for good governance; for a prosperous Zimbabwe; and for a violence-free society. Anything else, outside these basic needs, has yet to find a place in the dominant discourse inside the party.??

The statement said the MDC-T members were happy with Tsvangirais leadership and remain firmly behind he prepares to lead the party in elections expected next year.

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