Former MDC-T senator tells Tsvangirai to stop whining about Mugabe and do something


A former Movement for Democratic Change senator Matson Hlalo has urged the party leader Morgan Tsvangirai to stop whining about President Robert Mugabe’s misrule and instead offer solutions on how to get him out of power.

“Can we please be politicians with vision! Can we stop talking about Mugabe, Mugabe, let’s talk about solutions. We talk here about the violence that occurred at Tsvangirai’s party.

“This violence is not about fighting to free the people of Zimbabwe, it’s all about positions. They are fighting for positions that I want to be in this position or that one,” Hlalo told a gathering in Bulawayo according to Newsday.

Hlalo, a Bulawayo businessman, who entered active politics as a councilor before becoming a Member of Parliament, was recently fired from the MDC-T but crossed the floor to join the Progressive Democratic Party led by former MDC-T secretary- general Tendai Biti.

MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu brushed off Hlalo’s “rants” as sour grapes.

“I suspect that Hlalo, who is my uncle, is just bitter and a very frustrated man. He will cool down with time,” Gutu is quoted as saying.

 Newsday says that Hlalo claimed that he was fired from the MDC-T for representing the interests of Bulawayo residents.

“I was fired because I said we cannot be led by crooks known in Bulawayo. Bulawayo is so dear to us, we will never allow people to come and lead us with dirty hands.

“You hear some saying Hlalo is not a Bulawayan, cheap politics. People should talk reasonable politics not Mugabe this, Mugabe that, what will you do to him, tell us so that we follow you?”


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Charles Rukuni
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