Draw inspiration from liberation struggle: Tsvangirai

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday urged Zimbabweans to draw inspiration from the success of the liberation struggle, which ended at independence in 1980 and use it to fight the Zanu PF regime at next year’s general elections.


MDC - T leader Morgan Tsvangirai
MDC – T leader Morgan Tsvangirai

In a message to mark Heroes Day commemorations, Tsvangirai said the Zanu PF government has failed to uphold the virtues of the liberation struggle, where thousands paid the ultimate price with their lives, hence, the call for a change of government.

“There is, therefore, no longer any difference between the oppressive regime that we fought in an armed struggle and the supposed people’s government that came after it. In the words of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, we look from pig to man and from man to pig and we cannot tell which is which!” he said.

Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans should use next year’s general elections to live to the liberation war ideals, more importantly, the right to vote.

“On the eve of next year’s watershed election, we must ensure that the right to vote is secure and that, as a people, we turn out in our huge numbers to exercise that sacred right for which many Zimbabweans died.”

The Lovemore Madhuku-led National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) also urged the electorate to use the opportunity provided by the elections to push out President Robert Mugabe’s government.

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“As we celebrate Heroes Day, NCA would like to remind all Zimbabweans that there is need for us, as a nation, to revisit the issue of the new undemocratic Constitution written by the inclusive government and supported by an unprincipled civil society,” NCA said.

“As NCA, we urge Zimbabweans that, as we get closer to next year general election, we should prepare ourselves to vote for a government that reflects our views and aspirations.”

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  1. As usual, indirectly marketing his rivals. When he was still in command of his own struggle with its own ideals, he had that famous saying of his about returning to the place we were liberated from that he might liberate us again. When it comes to trash talk, we’ve got to hand it to him though.

  2. Dear Morgan Tsvangirai
    You have failed. You should have had a guerilla team on standby by now, to fight Zanu pf arrogance. Your people will be beaten in 2018. They will run away. They will vote for Zanu pf because vakasadaro vanorohwa. This has repeated itself for decades, asi you have not done anything about it. Hauzivi here kuti yakauya neropa inotorwa neropa? If you think that you will ever get peaceful elections in Zimbabwe then uri dofo. Don’t go to elections. Munokuiwa. Vanhu vachafa nezita rako. Ungadai wave nevakomana kunze, varwi vehondo yerusununguko. Iwe takarasima nekutsvaka vakadzi.

    1. Enough is Enough!!!

      Its not by mighty nor by power says the LORD!!!!!

  3. A peaceful ballot is our best and lasting solution to ending repression,oppression,intolerance and violence politics. Should Morgan wrest power from Robert through violence, naturally his party will also put a precondition of violence for the next political aspirant. We Zimbabweans love peace not violence, we are not animals but people

  4. What is Tsvangirai talking about, he sold-out during the GNU.

  5. Tsododo. yakauya neropa inotorwa neropa ndochidofo chisingadiwi nemaZimbo ichocho. Mind u Tsvangirai angade kutonga but its not him who need the change most. Its us who have been toiling for the rest of our lives who lost our pensions and us who have educated our children only to realise they can be airtime vendors at the end. Shamhu yaMwari kumunhu.

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