Tsvangirai defies Zanu PF ‘barbarism’

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday defied Zanu PF violence and drove through barricades set on his way as he toured Mabvuku high-density suburb to assess the state of council’ service delivery.


The ruling party youths had mounted a “roadblock” at the Mabvuku turn-off along the Harare-Mutare highway to bar Tsvangirai from entering the populous suburb.

When the opposition leader breached the barricade, some of the Zanu PF youths followed him in their own cars, one of them carrying a Zanu PF logo, before violence broke out, leaving two MDC-T officials injured.

Tsvangirai, who was accompanied by Harare deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva and several other MDC-T councillors, reported the matter to the police and vowed not to be intimidated by rogue Zanu PF elements.

“The MDC controls Harare City Council and it is within my rights to assess how far the council controlled by the party I lead is delivering services to the people,” Tsvangirai told police in Mabvuku.

During his tour, Tsvangirai was taken to several boreholes sunk by the local authority and vending stalls at Kamunhu shopping centre and later visited the Tonderai Ndira housing co-operative stands in the area.

Addressing journalists after the tour, Tsvangirai said it was unfortunate that Zanu PF was abusing unemployed youths to engage in violence instead of generating employment opportunities for them.

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  1. It is very unfortunate zpf is teaching its youth lessons on violence and nothing else. If one is an opposition leader it doesn’t mean one is an enemy. Besides it is a fact that Tsvangirayi is a former prime minister of this country. Why attack him? What were they trying to achieve by barring him from entering their neighbourhood? Instead they should have approached him with their grievances so as to expose his councillors. Democracy results in opposition parties and it is this democracy that we had to fight for from 1966 to 1979. Unfortunately those who now pretend to be champions of the struggle were Selous Scouts.

  2. Yaa Tsvangirai uya akudzoka paTsvangirai hwake hwakudhara manje. Akambovaraidzwa ne sugar. But apa akudzoka mu form manje….

  3. Was service delivery any better when he was VP? He is just trying to incite the crowd like Zanu does but the problem is Police will not stop Zanu thugs but will shoot MDC thugs. Laws should be changed in parliament not in the streets.


  4. @skippy 007. Tsvangirayi was never VP but prime minister.

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