MDC-M Supporters Regret Leaving Tsvangirai

Harare, – Supporters of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-M) regrets dumping Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai when the party split in 2005, saying the new president Welshman Ncube is out to use them.\r\n

Arthur Mutambara led the MDC-M party until last weekend when Ncube was voted president.

“Yes its true, people all over the country are crying foul, they are realizing that Ncube wanted to use them. This is the reason why we still believe Mutambara is our President not Ncube. Our supporters are frustrated by the divisions in the party and this is the reason why they think they were betrayed," said the party’s former national chairman Joubert Mudzumwe.

Mudzumwe mobilised other disgruntled party members and petitioned party leaders to register disappointment with Ncube just before the party congress held in Harare recently.

While Mutambara agreed to step down at the congress, he implored the party leadership not to ignore issues raised by the petition. Mudzumwe described Ncube as a political schemer ‘who lured us to dump Tsvangirai".

“It was better if we had remained under Tsvangirai. We blame our leadership for all this mess. They are all power hungry and not worried about the people’s welfare. Tsvangirai was better,” said MDC-M supporter Lloyd Muchenyu.

Addressing provincial executive members and legislators for Masvingo province recently, MDC-T national spokesperson Nelson Chamisa confirmed that a lot of people from MDC-M were approaching them to be re-admitted in the party.

“They have approached us, they want to come back to join us. They might come here even today because we told them that our doors are open,” Chamisa told the gathering at Panyanda lodge – about ten kilometres south of Masvingo city.

Ncube said this week Tsvangirai’s party was being led by a bunch of ‘hypocrites and pseudo democrats’.