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Mutsvangwa LIED…… ‘Mnangagwa never engaged Tsvangirai’ says Tamborinyoka

By Luke Tamborinyoka

Yesterday, the short-lived Minister of Information and now Presidential advisor Chris Mutsvangwa told a motley crowd in Chinhoyi that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had engaged president Morgan Tsvangirai with the intention of creating an inclusive Cabinet with MDC Ministers but the MDC leader, driven purely by selfish interest, had given the precondition that he ought to be included in the presidium of the new administration. Nothing could be further from the truth.

MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai with his spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka

For the record, President Tsvangirai was never consulted by anyone. The new State President never engaged him and it is unfortunate that the new administration appears bent on thriving on the same lies, dishonesty and stinginess with objective facts as the old Mugabe regime.

President Tsvangirai was never consulted. He only exchanged pleasantries with President Mnangagwa when he congratulated him during their brief exchange at the swearing-in ceremony at the National Sports stadium on 24 November 2017.

President Tsvangirai cannot be against an inclusive set-up when it was him who first broached the need for such an arrangement as it was only an agreed transitional set up that could soft-land the national crisis and institute reforms for a free, fair and credible election next year.

As long as there had been formal discussions and an agreed mandate of that inclusive set-up, President Tsvangirai and the MDC had already said they are amenable to such an arrangement but no one formally approached him. What we have always been against is to be an appendage of a factional Zanu PF government that is not prioritising reforms ahead of the next election as well as the plight of ordinary Zimbabweans.

The whole matter has never been about President Tsvangirai and his personal position in that inclusive set up. It has never been about him and in any case he was never approached by anyone, whether formally or informally.

Now it appears the more things change, the more they remain the same. President Mnangagwa and his administration appear shackled by the same dishonesty as the previous administration.
It is unfortunate that this new administration naively sought to project a selfish and self-centred leader in President Tsvangirai when in fact Zimbabweans know the truth.

For President Tsvangirai, it has never been about himself but what is in the best interest of Zimbabweans. That is why, despite winning the only credible election on 29 March 2008, he still agreed to be part of an inclusive government, albeit in the junior position of Prime Minister of the country. President Tsvangirai has never been fixated with personal positions but about the people.

This time his only concern is about a return to legitimacy which can only come through a free and fair election next year. An agreed transitional mechanism would have assisted in instituting the necessary reforms ahead of the 2018 elections but no one approached him.

Zimbabweans are tired of governments and leaders that lie and take them for granted. It appears the so-called new dawn has instead turned out to be a new sunset of lies and boobs as evidenced by the shameful fits and starts even in sculpting a cogent administration.

The lies about President Tsvangirai do not come as a surprise. This whole government appears built upon a quicksand of falsehoods and mistruths. That Mutsvangwa himself barely lasted 24 hours as a Cabinet Minister speaks to the ineptitude of this so called new dawn of our time.

In the meantime, President Tsvangirai is urging Zimbabweans to register to vote.

#2018 Chakachaya.

Luke Tamborinyoka
Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications
Movement for Democratic Change

  • Tsvangirai was demanding to be vice president!😰😰😰

  • why justify mdc is not bound to help ED turn around the economy

  • Chokwadi chinobuda mumukanwa maLuke only when he is coughing. Everything else is a massive lie so I w… https://t.co/DGWKoWa8Xh

  • Owe you are actually capable of making responses nhai ka MDC…..ko all this while you were mum🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️. Guys put your house in order and stop responding to trivial issues. I’m disappointed MDC😔 .

  • makuda kuona kuti makajutwa kaa Nana Mutsvangwa vedzungu ava …makuda kuti pwetere pwetere kutaura …nyararai n support the army ukooo

  • Then?????

  • wait??? obert gutu is saying the collective mdc decision was never to enter any sort of gnu but inste… https://t.co/PTwaQ9kme2

  • ZANU pf always lies,at one time a sitting vice president told the world that Tsvangirai was behind gukurahundi yet Dydimus Mutasa has told us that It was the cabinet and joc of the time that took a collective decision…. They are pathological liars

  • Nonsense


  • You people don’t act like matanga kuziva ZANU PF nhasi. Everyone with a brain knows ZANU uses a lot of dirty tricks. With or without Mugabe its still the same old cruel and undemocratic zanu. You will get more of the same from this party.

  • If they wanted to engage the opposition why then concentrating on one mdc when Zim has more than 50 political parties.

  • Vanofunga kuti they can buy zimbabweans with those lies..i would like to remind them that those pple marched to state house are nt zanupf supporters…what we wanted was to eat the other piece of the big elephant(mugabe) now we are up to u now…nothing new can u bring to zimbabweans..1 sei tichitambura kut tiwane mastands at cheaper price apa muchit takatora ivhu? eg go to beatrice council we are forced to pay $1000 wat they call it fine then $2000 for the stand meaning the stand is costing $3000 apa no kana service..we hv been payin tax to the chief all these yrs now council yapinda ummm this govrnment…..i dnt take zanu serious coz they thnk they own the country…police pard.rd mapotholes..pard zvimatolgate….zvipatara turned to morturies…zvikoro nzvimbo dzekutambira apa xul fiz yakakwira from $495 to $524 panhowe mission moti heee heee tinovenga ruling party NO bt hatisisina tarisiro kwamuri….2018

  • Please MDC T release a press statement mukutya kuitwa zvaChipanga here

  • You can say that again and again

  • Save musacheuke muridzo

  • Mt. Is only the last hope of the majority of zim

  • How can one prove that MDC does not lie?

  • How can one prove that MDC does not lie?

  • How can one prove that MDC does not lie?

  • ko kana zanu pf ichiti ivhu kumunhu wese apa vamwe vachiti nderavo totanga zve hete hondo kt tiriwane

  • ko kana zanu pf ichiti ivhu kumunhu wese apa vamwe vachiti nderavo totanga zve hete hondo kt tiriwane

  • ko kana zanu pf ichiti ivhu kumunhu wese apa vamwe vachiti nderavo totanga zve hete hondo kt tiriwane


    Chiwenga, Mutsvangwa, Munangagwa sold us a dummy. We’ll never trust them again.

  • mabwe

    Tsvangirai should relinquish that post through a Congress to a younger , energetic and vibrant party member who can take the party to 2018 elections. Otherwise this mdc will be history soon

  • It is finished

  • We read what @tsvangirai said on the media. You never said anything by then Luke.Why now? It’s too l… https://t.co/C1JUqZ5rKd

  • MukarangawekuMberengwa

    MaZANU inhubu idzo ndinoti rinovuya gore tisavapa 2/3 majority chero kuhi vahwina ngavatonge nemubatanidzwa

  • Tinoda kuvaka nyika isu.We don’t want destructive criticism. Basa kutaura zvekufzorera nyika sure

  • ko tsvangirai arikufinyameiko

  • zvino tsvangirai zvaaramba kuti vana vake vapindewo mu cabbinet atoirasa haafe akatonga nyika ino ngaakanganwe coz zanu can rig


  • Ngonie Brian Chizaza we share the sentiments bro, I’m also disappointed in this opposition, they used to be a force to reckon with but as of now it’s zero

  • We know you …its about time you put your eyes on the ball…otherwise you gonna lose again as you always do….you waste time pointing at others’ mistakes instead of perfecting your own game…you point out their mistakes and they correct ..who is winning here? Food for thought.

  • Mdc just loosers

  • Provost

    Do you really have to call him ‘President Tsvangirai’ or can that not wait until he is a real one? Anyway, you just sound like a desperate ass licker, hope you are getting butter for your bread.

  • inini paharare

    Madiro atiri kuita that inclusive cabinet despite kusawirirana kwavo! they should listen to the people that supported the transition in the first place. Tisu takaenda mu street and tisu tiri kuda inclusivity. If both of them faill to see the will of the people they will lose the support of the people vozopedzisa vave kutonga nepfuti sa bob