Tsvangirai heads for Gweru

MDC-T leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai will on Sunday hold his first in Gweru after the July 31 2013 elections in which he and his party lost under contested circumstances.

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

The rally will on the other hand become the second in Midlands after the one held in Zhombe last week.

The forthcoming event to be held at Mkoba stadium, comes at a time when Tsvangirai has been calling for unity and inviting all founding members the party to come together under a “bigger tent” ahead of the 2018 elections.

On the other hand, the former PM’s visit will be the first one in Gweru since the time top officials in his party suggested to him that he should step down and allow leadership renewal to take place.

The officials include exiled Treasurer General Roy Bennet, his deputy Elton Mangoma, former Marondera Central MP, Ian Kay and Elias Mudzuri who was once Organising Secretary of the party.

“The objective of the rally on Sunday will be to first explain to the people of Gweru that MDC-T did not lose the elections last year but they were rigged. The other significant matter will be to urge supporters of the party to be united and turn a blind eye on Zanu (PF) machinations of dividing the party.

“The president and other officials will also use the rally to invite founding members of the MDC-T who had left, to come back and join forces so that Zanu (PF) is handed a shock defeat in 2018. “Above all, we will continue to spread the gospel of peace and love at that rally,” said Mkoba MP and MDC-T National Executive Member Amos Chibaya.

He added that the rally and PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s visit will also be held to celebrate MDC-T’s sweeping victory in Mkoba constituency where the party grabbed all the parliamentary and council seats since 2002. Tsvangirai has also always won in that constituency since 2002.

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