- Published: 01 September 2014
- Written by Herald
MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai lost to Zanu-PF on all occasions he has contested elections and must be ashamed of his performance and stop eyeing the country’s presidency, former secretary-general Mr Tendai Biti, has said.
Mr Biti was addressing youths and students in Masvingo on Saturday. Mr Biti dismissed Mr Tsvangirai as a clueless specialist in failure with no capacity to lead Zimbabwe.
He said Mr Tsvangirai has been losing to Zanu-PF since 2000 and was now an obstacle to the democratic struggle.
"We cannot be part and parcel of a party (MDC-T) that has a belief system and values that we do not agree with. We say no! We cannot allow a situation where a leader is treated as some kind of a Messiah or a biblical Moses," said Mr Biti.
"He (Mr Tsvangirai) has lost six elections but he is not even ashamed of that. He is a specialist in failure and is clueless on how to solve problems affecting this country. Only the Renewal Team has the capacity to take this country forward and we will form the next government."
He said the Renewal Team would not rejoin the MDC-T.
"We are preparing for our Congress that is going to be held next year. Slowly but surely we are going ahead with the building of our party," said Mr Biti.
Renewal Team senior members took turns to lampoon Mr Tsvangirai with Mr Elton Mangoma, the former MDC-T deputy treasurer-general, saying Mr Tsvangirai was politically dead, never to resurrect.
"He was a very weak leader and does not have anything new to offer to Zimbabweans. Politically Mr Tsvangirai is finished and will never resurrect. The only person who managed to resurrect according to my knowledge was Jesus," said Mr Mangoma.
Former MDC-T youth leader Mr Solomon Madzore said Mr Tsvangirai was best at flirting with women and has no clue at all when it comes to leading a country.
"Tsvangirai is like a person who upon realising that his vehicle is boiling starts checking the number plate.
"The man has no clue at all about what is needed to take this country forward," he said.
Several former MDC-T Members of Parliament in Masvingo, including Messrs Tongai Matutu, Harrison Mudzuri, Heya Shoko and Earnest Mudavanhu, among others were in attendance.