MDC-T vice president Obert Gutu has lauded the character of the late founding MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai. In an interview with Business Times ahead of Tsvangirai’s memorial service scheduled for 4 May, Gutu said Tsvangirai put the country first.
He, however, lashed at the current MDC Alliance leadership, which he characterised as the G40. Gutu said Chamisa and his colleagues are power-hungry.
Look at the polarisation in the country. If Morgan were alive he would put Zimbabwe first.
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If he wanted to sell out, that man would have died a billionaire I tell you. He died almost a pauper because to him it was never about selling out.
If it was another person he could have given up. Look at the party now without him.
Look at the level of disintegration and internal fights. Under his leadership that would never have happened. If he had contested the 2018 elections, he would have won.
Now we are looking at a party in internal disarray and taken over by a faction of Zanu PF. G40 is running that party now and if they think Gutu is lying, they can go to court and we will meet in court. Morgan would never have allowed that.
Look at what is happening now. It is happening because of power. We won in 2008 by a wider margin but he climbed down to make Zimbabwe move forward.
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Obert Chaurura Gutu is a Zimbabwean lawyer, politician and a former member of MDC-T where he was the party's vice president. He was vice to party president Thokozani Khupe. Gutu resigned from the party on 18 January 2020 for what he said were "personal and... Read More About Obert Gutu