Richard Tsvangirai, one of the sons of the late founding leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai has said his fight is for a better future not “someone’s legacy.”
He speaks when the opposition MDC is marred by a leadership crisis that has seen factions led by Nelson Chamisa (MDC Alliance) and the MDC-T by Thokozani Khupe have jostled for association with Tsvangirai.
There have been a number of MDC factions before and the party’s supporters always chose the side supported by Tsvangirai who is regarded as the champion of democracy in the country. Posting on Twitter, Richard said:
Cdes, we’re fighting not because of someone’s legacy but because we want a better future, a future where we’re in control of every aspect of our lives, so that when fail we don’t blame it on the govt but ourselves. This is a generational fight, together we’ll define our own destiny.
There has been stampede recently by both factions over the Tsvangirai family since the close association with it is premised at luring party supporters.
Recently, Khupe led MDC-T went and “performed rituals” at Tsvangirai’s grave in Buhera and also gave Tsvangirai’s brother, Manasa a senior post in the party while Chamisa’s faction has the support of some of Tsvangirai’s children.
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