MDC-SA moves to bolster Tsvangirai

The MDC-T SA Johannesburg district is shoring itself up after recent intra-party upheavals.

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

The move follows an incident in which MDC-T youths attacked executive members, including deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma.

Johannesburg district organising secretary Trust Ndlovu, who attended a recent consultative conference convened by party president Morgan Tsvangirai, has begun to visit other districts to report back and lead a drive to rally party members behind the former prime minister.

“All the districts I have visited so far have shown their unwavering support for the party president, no matter what happens,” Ndlovu told The Zimbabwean.

“All the structures have gone past what happened, which seemingly does not faze them, and are implementing tangible programmes meant to motivate and encourage people to prepare for the 2018 elections.

“We will continue to work collectively with all progressive cadres and forces, following a call by the president for an inclusive approach, unity and peaceful conversations, as opposed to confrontation within the MDC-T family.”

Ndlovu accused President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) of trying to take advantage of the recent situation in the MDC-T to cause another split.

“Zanu (PF) is trying to throw spanners into the MDC works by encouraging people who were voted out at the congress to stop joining others in favour of starting parallel structures, but we have been alerted and are already acting on that,” he said.

“We have advised our members not to waste their time joining these fly-by-night projects that are doomed to fail. This is the time for us to join hands and march in unison towards a better Zimbabwe for all.”

In the process of criss-crossing South Africa, Ndlovu visited Johannesburg, Pretoria, KwaZulu Natal and Free State districts. He will continue to the North-west, Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.

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