WASHINGTON DC —
Suspended deputy treasurer general of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC formation of Morgan Tsvangirai says the MDC leader and President Robert Mugabe of Zanu PF are not fit to lead their parties.
Elton Mangoma, who was recently suspended by the MDC for urging Tsvangirai to step down after failing a couple of times to dislodge President Mugabe from power, says the two are dictators.
He tells Studio 7 in an exclusive interview Tsvangirai and Mr. Mugabe never listen to anyone and cannot build a democratic Zimbabwe.
“They all have this strongman mentality and they all are not listening to any advice,” says Mangoma.
He says this is the right time to clean up the MDC. “It allows us to clean the party in preparation of elections without the pressures as opposed to peppering around the cracks now only for these cracks to widen towards an election.”
Mangoma believes he better leadership qualities compared to President Mugabe and Tsvangirai.
“A lot of people did not vote in the last election and maybe it’s because they did not have anyone to vote for,” he says.
Reacting to Mangoma’s remarks, MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora says Tsvangirai is fit to lead his party and Zimbabwe.
“This is a comment by someone who has been suspended in the party and who is going to appear before a disciplinary committee and who has a very, very bad case against him. But Zimbabweans know that president Tsvangirai has done everything to make sure that people of Zimbabwe live a better life.
“The fact that somebody has been brought before disciplinary proceedings does not mean that those who are bringing him are dictators.”
We were unable to get a comment from Zanu PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo as his mobile phone was not being answered.
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