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Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign

10/02/18

Nelson Chamisa-The logical choice!

The succession debacle in the MDCT cannot be ignored. In essence because the MDCT like ZANU PF, is a massive political organisation whose implosion has far reaching national consequences. It is therefore a political organisation of national concern.

ZANU PF has undergone a succession process, albeit a controversial one but even worse, the succession in ZANU PF denied the new an opportunity to be born. Many complained that by his long incumbency, Robert Mugabe had robbed about three generations of their opportunity to shine. However by replacing Mugabe with an equally old leader, arguably from the same generation with Mugabe has robbed not just ZANU PF but the nation at large an opportunity to undergo real and truly generational transition. At 75 years, way back in the 90s, and murmurs were already loud that Mugabe was too old he needed to step down, yet Emerson is only starting, only expected to retire by compelment of the Constitution at 85. The retirement age in Zimbabwe is 65. Of course this is Africa so that can only be a theoretical limit but clearly it has its good reasons why it is there.

Turning back to the mainstream opposition, the MDC has a splendid opportunity to lead not just Zimbabwe but Africa as whole by example. The average age of African leaders is 75 and many believe that it is this lethargic leadership that has led to the regression of the African continent. South African opposition has taken a turn with its two prominent opposition leaders Maimane and Malema are under 40. In Europe and other parts of the world we have seen several national leaders who are under 40 rise to lead their nations. This is despite that fact that European populations are old and top heavy. It is therefore logical for Africa and Zimbabwe in particular to look to the young generation to lead as the generation under 40 years of age constitute more that 75 percent of the population.

What is the point of succession if the MDC is going to replace the old with the older, the tired with the tired the energy less with the energy less?Khuphe already began to show signs of fatigue by failing to attend the party’s statutory and mandatory meetings which in itself is not just a dereliction of duty by a violation of the party’s constitution which say a leader who absconds more than three meetings without cause necessarily excuse themselves from their position and duties and must be replaced with a more committed leader. This is a logical view to ensure that as the party is a voluntary organisation its survival is dependant on voluntarily committed leaders. Mudzuri is the same age with President Tsvangirai if not older yet Tsvangirai when fully fit appears to be even more energetic and buoyant than his supposed successor. The MDC can demonstrate that it is a party with a difference by nominating a younger leader who will capture the imagination and draw the attention of young people who are fed up with the politics of the old and lack of political space for them. Secondly, the MDC can nominate a younger leader to deal with succession on a medium to long term basis and inject that energy innovation open mindedness and a sense of renewal in its rank and file.

Over and above all the aforementioned arguments, we are aware that merely being young is not enough for one to be a good leader but neither does being old. In fact being old is even worse because we are looking at a new type of leadership for our country for Africa and the world at large. Fortunately Nelson Chamisa the touted young leader has the attributes the credentials if you like and a sterling history and record within the rank and file of the opposition and has proven himself beyond the party academically politically and socially. He has steadfastly built his name and his reputation as a promising young leader of note. The MDC needs to choose a leader who will appeal beyond its narrow structures but even to its alliances partners networks international community and even to other parties and competitors and most importantly to the generality of the people of Zimbabwe. That leader is Nelson Chamisa.

As Tajamuka, a social movement of young people we are compelled to stand with none other than Nelson Chamisa and we applaud the visionary leadership of Morgan Tsvangirai encapsulated in his new year message when he alluded to the pressing need to pass on the button not just to the next leader but to the next generation.

We now conclude our statement and position with the timeless words of Frank Fanon:

“Each generation must rise out of it’s relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it, with relative opacity”

Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign




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Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Very true

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Wasting your time writing nonsense why cant you try to mind the easiest business? Your own business

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Yes we need young pple to lead the country.

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

1. That young boy has proves beyond doubt that he is the reason beyond MDC crumbling- he is the man blocking change in Zimbabwe , infact he is Zanu PF agent…. munhu anonyeba kuti 15 billion, look at his approach towards this alliance thing. In america he said we must be a “reformed oppossition”. Why is he not optimistic that MDC will win elections kikikiki svinurai. That boy will burry MDC.
2. Leadership is stricktly reserved for elders, ngakabve apo kaende kure. Dzungu chirwere chinoneysa nokuti chinoonekwa nevari kunze iwe muridzi usati wachinzwa. Saka unogona kufa nacho vanhu vakakunyararira vasingakuudze kuti uri kurwara serious neDzungu.. Leave it for ED… My father once advised me to join ZANU PF, and i ignored him. However still time ichipo Baba ndaimbofunga

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Problem with your kind of politics says being a party leader automatically qualifies you to be a presidential candidate. This is a very reckless omission in your constitution. Its very possible to be a leader of a party and still not run for president. By now before every election there should be an elective congress for 2018. A lot changes in 5 years. Eg in 2014 Tsvangirai was endorsed leader. But 4 years later he is nolonger capable yet you still singing the same song that he is candidate when its clear he is in no position to run a campaign. Its very weird how a leader is being pinpointed by someone on a hospital bed. Why not go through the necessary procedures and go for an elective congress. That Congress can change a lot of things. It brings legitimacy. And listening to Mudzuri talking of one centre of power sounded more like Mugabe’s bootlickers. It was the same script but different cast. Why is it that all decisions are centred on one guy who is in hospital. Are those the Democratic processes you want to put in a Zimbabwe you want to lead. You may like seeing Chamisa lead but let him go through proper vetting channels. Your obsession of what ZANU Pf did made you forget what you should do. You should have regenerated, albeit in a democratic and constitutional way.

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

we need young generation its their turn now we are tired of old horses both in Zanu Pf and MDC .

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Chamisa is capable,unfortunately Mudzuri and co are having none of it though its obvious that millions prefer this young man.

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

I like wher it says “not just to the next leader but next generation”

We need to divorce old leadershp as a nation coz it has done us no good. Fresh veins for fresh blood is wat we need. CHAMISA ahoi

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Seating on the fence, no comments!

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Vamwe vanhu vakadyiswa tsete dzabob chete kkkkkkk hayas kuda dambudziko kusvika mukufa

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

A well thought out article that makes perfect sense! Unfortunately there are the nay sayers writing comments, what is their problem? They have never lifted a finger for their country but they are so opinionated!

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

I also think that young people deserve a chance in leadership but that should not be the best reason for that .I expected to see you writing in Chamisas qualities,abilities and other things than only mentioning his age as his qualities to succeed Save .some can be old and still good to lead and he can be young and still stupid ..I think this issue is for MDC to take care of ,,as they say they are democratic ,,let them follow their constitution and chose their President ,either young or old .you can campaign for Chamisa on Facebook but MDC still has to vote.

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Well said Admin, Chamisa is the way to go

Anonymous

2 weeks ago

Chamisa anepundutso

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