- Published on 23 November 2014
- Written by Staff Reporter
Today has marked a turning point in the state of Zimbabwe opposition groups in South Africa. Despite the incessant rains degenerating into a chilling weather, hundreds of people thronged the open fields in Diepsloot, Johannesburg for a political meeting that was billed to be addressed by the Johannesburg district leadership of the Tsvangirai- led MDC T party.
In attendance was the full Johannesburg District executive led by Chairman Mncedisi Bhebhe, Secretary Milton Matshazi and Organiser Bongani Mathe among others. Gathering under the theme " Congress Report ", saw the presence of several provincial executives, Pretoria District leaders led by Chairman Tangai Marufu and Organiser Precious Mutete. The youth was represented by Deputy Provincial Organiser Patrick "Chikate" Danga among others.
A celebratory, jovial and comradely environment brought the entire community of Diepsloot to a standstill. The local leadership of the ANC and other community leaders praised the orderly manner in which the MDC T fraternity conducted itself. Deputy District Organiser Makhadho who lives in Diepsloot introduced the local community to the party leadership and a memorandum of understanding was forged in the best interests of both parties.
It came as a great shock when in a typical evangelical manner, an opportunity for those who wanted to give their lives to the service of Zimbabwe under the banner of the party of excellence that several youths sprang to their feet. Fourteen people abandoned their allegiance to the Biti - led nameless party preferring to join the big tent. Scores of people seemingly smart and young confessed to being implants in several institutions of higher learning in South Africa who have since chosen to serve Zimbabwe and not the crumbling regime. The developments have left the Biti-Mangoma project defunct in South Africa as confirmed by the resignation of the entire leadership only to join the Tsvangirai- Led camp.
The dramatic events of the day have confirmed the long held suspicion that Zanu PF has always endeavored to infiltrate the people's project especially with the aid of some characters that have benefited from Mugabe's Scholarship Fund. It is on record that some of these elements have gone on to hold influential positions in the movement however choosing to leave and join the abortive and failed palace coup of Tendai Biti and his democratic deserters.
Great emphasis was placed on the importance of a unified moved resolutely focused on a new Zimbabwe by 2018 or earlier. All the people present committed themselves to a new Zimbabwe. Speaker after speaker glowingly spoke of the crumbling Zanu PF party and the academic nameless Mangoma-Biti that exists only on paper whose greatest gathering to date is yet to fill either of the two's living rooms.
Thank you Chairman Bhebhe and Johannesburg District!
Thank you Chairman Marufu and Pretoria District!
Thank you Organiser Patrick "Chikate " Danga and the Youth Assembly!
Thank you all the Provincial Leaders!
Thank you President Tsvangirai!
To all those that joined the movement today, we say don't look back!
Written by Dr. Wangu Mazodze