MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has described Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere as a “confused weevil” following his claims that the former premier was a ruling party functionary.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
Kasukuwere on Friday told journalists in Mt Darwin that Tsvangirai was a Zanu PF political commissar, his own position, because of his decision to recall 21 MDC-T MPs from Parliament and the subsequent resolution by his party to boycott by-elections for the seats.
Tsvangirai, through his spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka yesterday said Kasukuwere seemed desperate to have the MDC-T participate in the by-elections for the 14 seats that are up for grabs.
“Saviour Kasukuwere is a confused weevil. He appears desperate for us to participate in this cheap fraud,” said Tamborinyoka.
“The by-elections and any elections for that matter taking place in the absence of reforms is a circus and being part of any circus has never been our favourite pastime because we are a serious party. We are so serious that we take seriously the party’s highest decision making body; congress which resolved that the party would not take part in any election in the absence of reforms.”
Tamborinyoka added: “You will see us abstaining from an election of a burial society committee leadership because the credibility of that election is not guaranteed. The problem is that the weevils have already eaten into this by-election.”
He said the MDC-T national executive and national council would meet soon and expose the shenanigans around the by-elections.
Tamborinyoka said the MDC-T congress in November last year adopted a road map to legitimacy and participating in already rigged elections was not among the four sign posts of the road map.
“We are concentrating on dealing with a bigger picture of the national electoral environment and in the meantime we will not sanitise petty theft disguised as elections so Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC T are sticking to the decision of congress, but we understand Zanu PF is desperate for a competent political commissar that is why Kasukuwere wishes MT [Tsvangirai] were in their team,” he said.