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Zimbabwe in paralysis, says Tsvangirai


MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said Zimbabwe was in a serious state of paralysis and could plunge into turmoil as Zanu PF was clueless on how to move the country forward.


Tsvangirai told party supporters in Kuwadzana last night that Zanu PF’s failure to address the challenges was evident through unavailability of money in banks, shortage of electricity, water and a litany of other challenges.

“The Zanu PF government is failing to address the challenges. What is needed is a government to move this country from this paralysis caused by Zanu PF. They can’t do anything. They are clueless,” the MDC-T leader said.

“We have a crisis of legitimacy, a crisis caused by a cheated election. There is no money, there is no electricity, no water and this crisis will continue because Zanu PF has no strategy.”

Tsvangirai, who is regrouping and rallying his troops after the July 31 election defeat, said there was still hope for Zimbabwe if an election under a non-partisan commission was undertaken.

He was accompanied by the party leadership including his deputy Thokozani Khupe, secretary general Tendai Biti, organising secretary Nelson Chamisa and spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora, among others.

Tsvangirai dug into Zanu PF infighting saying it was a reflection of a party in chaos.

Turning to his own party,Tsvangirai said there was need for unity among the leadership to achieve their common goal of dethroning Zanu PF and move the country forward.

He warned that Zimbabwe could slide back into the 2008 crisis if nothing is done.

Zanu PF is reeling in crisis as reflected by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s delay of the presentation of the 2014 national budget to allow “further consultation”.

The ruling party is also faced with serious infighting threatening to tear it apart.

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