A NewsDay editorial claims that the reason why the late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai couldn’t ascend to power is that he was surrounded by “insincere, dishonest and mean-spirited people”.
The “vultures” who surrounded Tsvangirai and probably dined with “the enemy”, the ruling ZANU PF party have been unmasked by recent developments, with senior officials seemingly bent on destroying the movement.
Tsvangirai paid the price because of trusting too much and every detail of his move was under the watchful eye of the enemy.
It is even debatable whether cancer which claimed his life was planted or a natural ailment given the calibre of people who surrounded him. The editorial reads in part:
The events that have stood like a colossus in opposition political affairs in the past two weeks bear living testament that the new crop of politicians in the MDC are a far cry from the founding stalwarts of 1999.
The work painstakingly begun by Gibson Sibanda, Morgan Tsvangirai (both late), Welshman Ncube, Learnmore Jongwe (late), Tendai Biti among many others, today faces a possible vanish into thin air.
… It was never easy to build the MDC brand, but the possibility of the obliteration of the name is a nauseating reality.
The worst part is that this new crop of politicians in the form of Khupe, Obert Gutu, Elias Mudzuri and Douglas Mwonzora does not even seem to give a hoot in hell if MDC collapses.