MDC vs Zanu (PF) divorce close-Tsvangirai

tsvangirai_summitHARARE - Following the arrests of top MDC-T officials and the revocation by the Supreme Court of the election of Speaker of Parliament Lovemore Moyo, MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) on Thursday threatened to pull out of the coalition.

Tsvangirai said that the marriage between his party and Zanu PF is not working and therefore an amicable divorce should be sought.

“If there is a breakdown in the relationship of the parties in the GPA, it is important for the parties to agree on a clean divorce,”

said Tsvangirai.

He added, “divorce is divorce. If people find out that the relationship is not working then let us agree on a divorce. Let us agree that this is not working.”

Tsvangirai took a swipe at the Supreme Court bench that he accused of being a willing tool of Zanu PF.

“This decision is a clear reflection of the state of affairs on the Bench. A judiciary which in the post Dumbutshena and post-Gubbay era has largely discredited itself by becoming a willing appendage of Zanu PF. Dubious and pro-executive decisions have been made in this era,”

said Tsvangirai.

Police on Thursday arrested, Minister of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma but Tsvangirai took exception to the arrest of the minister by a junior police officer as a signal of the sorry state of the inclusive government.

“Zanu PF corruption infests and infects every aspect of our economy and the government. To take example amongst hundreds, the past year, more than three official complaints have been made to the police against Minister Ignatius Chombo and yet the police have refused to investigate these allegations,” said Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai added that the arrest of Mangoma was an attempt by the former ruling party to cover corruption in Zimbabwe and also a direct attack at the heart of the Inclusive Government.

So fibrous and acrimonius is the state of affairs in the coalition that when Tsvangirai sought to confront Mugabe over the arrest of Mangoma the 87 year old strongman had left the country.

Since January this year several activists and politicians such as Munyaradzi Gwisai and MDC MP Douglas Mwonzora have been arrested.

Attempts to get bail have been thwarted by the state which invokes section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act which over-rules the magistrate.

Said, Tsvangirai, “Zanu PF securocrats who murdered people in the run-up to the 27 June (2008) election are roaming free and no criminal charges have been pressed against the murderers of Tichaona Chiminya and Talent Mabika and other 200 victims in 2008 violence.”

Tsvangirai did not however commit to when the divorce will occur but insisted that conditions should be set for an election roadmap with SADC on board.

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