Although we are not actually privy to what MDC-T national executive member, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo said, judging by what was reported on the Zimbabwe Mail yesterday, the former Minister was off-message when he said that the MDC-T is not capable of dethroning the ruling Zanu -PF and its leader President Robert Mugabe.
The party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has already made a rallying call for Zimbabwean to democratically and lawfully seek to remove Zanu (PF) which is leading the country down another precipice after being rescued by the MDC-T when it was in government in in 2008-2013. MDC youths have already announced that they are taking up the challenge
Zimbabweans’ hopes to celebrate this year's independence with more than just empty slogans of a liberation betrayed have already given way to a cynicism epitomised by a crude joke doing the rounds on What's Up.
Independence Day is the 18th of April i.e 18-04-14 this year, which the What’s Up mathematician says adds up to zero, so nothing to celebrate! Get it? As of yesterday the joke had been extended to say that the What’s Up mathematician belongs in the BUSH! - thus summarising the feeling among Zimbabweans, that maybe there is need for another liberation from Zanu (PF).
The feeling is tempered by knowledge of Zanu (PF)’s ruthlessness and its abuse of draconian laws to suppress dissent, and is dismissed as quickly as it invades the mind, but the rational voice also says, if we do nothing there might be no Zimbabwe to speak of in a few years. Bob Marley sings Zimbabwe at Independence
The Mliswa/Rautenbach case which claims to expose corruption in high places in Zanu (PF) is actually masking the real deal that was exposed as far back as four years ago - how the government sold mineral rights to Billy Rautenbach to finance Zanu (PF)'s violent 2008 election.campaign.
While the MDC-T has now put its house in order and is now moving to take on Zanu (PF) head-on, Zanu (PF) is still in disarray, with no prospect of resolving its factional problems that are threatening to explode, and which have been worsened by Robert Mugabe's declaration that the Presidency is open to anyone. Today at Kuwadzana: the party retains the support of its core members and can mobilise its structures at a moment's notice.
An article written by the Zimdiaspora.com editor, Tsvangirai Executive Wants Funds From UK shows that that the forces of retrogression in the MDC-T are still fighting from inside the party, both in Harare and in the UK.
A letter drafted by the acting Treasurer Dr Tapiwa Mashakada to the MDC-UK was apparently leaked from Harare to rebels in the UK, who in turn passed it to Zimdiaspora.com before the MDC-UK chairman even saw the letter.
The rebels in the UK are angered, not only that their attempted coup has fallen flat, but also that the two branches that have have been the centres of UK rebels, Oxford and South Beds Luton, have been suspendend, and that party has now resolved to recognise its diaspora structures as full structures, without the two rebel branches, or until they have been restructured.