Mangoma expelled from MDC-T

Elton Mangoma has been expelled from the party for “gross indiscipline”

By Tichaona Sibanda
SW Radio Africa
10 April 2014

The deputy treasurer-general of the MDC-T, Elton Mangoma, has been relieved of his post and expelled from the party for gross indiscipline, the party said on Thursday.

Also expelled from the party is Mangoma’s lawyer Jacob Mafume, youth assembly secretary-general Promise Mkwananzi and national executive member Last Maengahama.

Party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora told journalists in Harare the decision to expel Mangoma was unanimous following a meeting of the party’s national executive council, the top decision making body of the MDC-T.

The body sits 190 members but currently has 187, as three of them have died since the last congress. 52 members did not attend Thursday’s meeting, but enough members attended to form a quorum.

Mwonzora said 131 members voted in favour of expelling Mangoma, three abstained and one voted against. Former Mutare mayor Brian James was the only person in the meeting who was against the expulsion of Mangoma.

Two of the three who abstained were Harare province chairman Paul Madzore and Chitungwiza provincial youth chairperson Malvin Mashoko, both of whom are linked to the ‘renewal’ team that has been advocating the ouster of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tendai Biti, the party secretary-general and an ally of Mangoma, excused himself before voting to attend a court case.

On the suspensions of various provincial executives, Mwonzora said the party has reversed those as the actions were done unconstitutionally.

The expulsion of Mangoma and the other four had been expected following reports that several top leaders had registered their displeasure at the way the movement was treating him with ‘kid gloves’ whilst he was allegedly criticizing Tsvangirai at parallel rallies he had been addressing in the last month.

30 Responsesto “Mangoma expelled from MDC-T”

  1. Ntamo Mandla says:

    Expect more court sessions. This is not the last of this renewal tirade, The remnants of their group still remain. Glad they are expelled. Bloody opportunists, donor fund siphoners and pathetic whore lovers.

  2. chirandu says:

    Biti should have been axed as well

  3. CCTM10 says:

    This is the end of the MDC. Even their donor have now seen Morgan’s true colours.

  4. Wilbert Mukori says:

    Mangoma’s credibility has been badly damaged because of his dithering. This was a clear cut case where a principled man would have said I have this far but will go no further.

    Mangoma and Biti have been playing this silly game of whether or not to resign from the party – yes, no, yes, no; like a little girl pulling off the petals of a flower! For once Tsvangirai has been decisive and fired Mangoma before he finished the whole flower bed!

    You are fired! Now f*** off! Now he can play his girlish game about forming a new political party; yes, no, y……….!

    As for Tsvangirai firing Mangoma (and may do the same to Biti) was one thing and the fact that he is “a weak and indecisive character”, as US Ambassador Chris Dell rightly said years ago is another. The fact still remains that MDC still has a blundering and incompetent leader at the helm!

    • Nyikayaramba says:

      Show us the competent leader and we will follow him or her.

      • whichfool? says:

        Wilbert the vigil muroyi wishes to be the leader but he wants to do it from London?

        • Wilbert Mukori says:

          Well Mugabe and Tsvangirai have done it from Zimbabwe and they do not seem to have done any better!

          I said the new Copac constitution would not deliver free and fair elections, I did not need to be in Harare to see that it was rubbish, and many of those on the ground said otherwise. We all know now that the new constitution failed to stop Mugabe rigging the elections!

          You are just frustrated that you and your fellow CIO have not been able to get at me or many of the other Zimbabwean critics who are in the diaspora and have been arguing us to “come back home”.

          I for one did not ask for anyone’s permission much less thugs like you to leave Zimbabwe you can be sure I will never ask your permission to return. You will have to wring your hands in sheer frustration for a good while yet.

          Meanwhile you can be sure of one thing the volume and intensity of the criticism from me is going to increase! London is a good place to shout from; the voice carries!

          • whichfool? says:

            Please return wilbert the vigil muroyi, you can join Mangoma and Co, they are going to receive the cash that used to be given to SWRadio by the British?

            Be free to apply for land on your way in?

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Can you shut up you miserable rat. What do you know?

      • Wilbert Mukori says:

        People did not follow Tsvangirai knowing he was incompetent but followed him anyway because there was no one else more competent. They followed him because they believed he was COMPETENT. Indeed even with all the evidence of his blundering failures many still believe him to be competent.

        The evidence of Tsvangirai’s incompetence is there for every one to see but if you do not have the mental eyes to see you will not see. If they see anything, they have clearly failed to comprehend anything!

        By the same token they will not comprehend a competent leader because they clearly do not know what to look for. If they think Tsvangirai is competent it is obvious they do not know what to look for.

        There has been a lot of talk about MDC failing to implement the democratic reforms, for example. 95% of the people out there do not have the foggiest idea what these reforms are. Tsvangirai himself does not have clue. How is that!
        “Show us the competent leader,” you say. To what end and purpose? It would be like telling a blind man to turn right by the tree in the distance; he can not see what is right there before him, how can he see what in the distant horizon?

        If the people are serious about finding competent leaders then they must first open their eyes and see and understand what is there before them. They must understand what democratic reforms are about. Anyone who can articulate how they will get the reforms implemented is the competent leader they are looking for!

        If they do not understand what the reforms are then they will always be cheated. Trust me there and many individuals who, like Tsvangirai, do not have a clue about the reforms themselves but that has not stopped them promising democratic change just to get elected!

        • Chimbwido Warvet says:

          What is your understanding of ‘democratic change’, Wilbert Muroyi. Alternatively, you can tell us your understanding of the term democracy and advise us of any country that upholds this often talked about by the western press that we all know are owned and controlled by the guys at Wall Street to propagate their utopian views to the world.

          • CCTM10 says:

            See the topics you are now touching are way too complex for these simple minds. Waste not your breath. Already none of them see that Morgan is dangerous now you want to explain Geopolitics to them??

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Well I do not explain geopolitics but teach the subject mate. Morgan is not dangerous at all. He has been tamed and is now a good boy. He dances to every tune and is not anybody to worry about.

  5. Chimbwido Warvet says:

    I told you that the Mango was going to eaten for breakfast, lunch and supper. Its best bet is to join other violence-free political parties.

  6. whichfool? says:

    Next Roy Banditi and Biti the coward, they must be kicked out revolutionary ways just like the almighty boot we gave those filthy inbred rhodies settlers on our blood won farms?

    • david taylor says:

      With fools like yourself, Zimbabwe sure has a bright future.

      • whichfool? says:

        Diva you filthy inbred rhodie pig, go and hang a thousand times?

        Almighty Bob was too soft with your kind, count your kind as very lucky for not being firmly dealt with for your crimes against Zimbabweans?

        We will never forget that your filthy kind raped Zimbabwe from the day you invaded until when we kicked you off our blood won land?

        Now hurry up and join the vermin like Mike Campbell and Ian satan Smith in a warm place?

        • CCTM10 says:

          Whichfool you are indeed the fool here. As a black Zimbabwean I’m glad to say that your view is in the minority you pathetic racist. Touch these white brothers and I a black man like yourself will wind your head in. U are the fools who celebrated farm invasions not knowing that afterwards they would raid and destroy your homes. You spineless vermin. Internet gangster whom I’d crush in real life.

  7. david taylor says:

    It is disappointing to see emotional mob rule engulf the MDC-T. People critical of Tsvangirai’s leadership are being targeted as enemies of the party – in much the same way ZANU-PF labeled anyone critical of its rule an enemy of the country.

    Let’s have a new leader of the MDC-T. Let us have a leader that is unafraid to step down. Have we not learnt the harm that comes with blindly following a leader. Have we not learnt the danger of allowing anyone to entrench themselves in power?

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      You are following blindly this political party as the party rightly belongs to Tsvangirai. If you are opposed to the way things are run in this political party, all you do is to leave the owner of the party in peace and create your own. Ok?

    • CCTM10 says:

      Disappointing indeed

  8. Ned says:

    Who is this Mangoma guy? Best move MDC-T. We all know that elections were not done zvakatsarukana iwe woti leadership renewal. ah! Umbori ani, chimbwasungata! He can form his party and lead it! Or join whichever party he wishes where he see some leadership renewal happening!

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