Eddie Cross says Tsvangirai might not make it, pities Mnangagwa


Movement for Democratic Change legislator Eddie Cross says party leader Morgan Tsvangirai is so ill that he might not make it to next year’s elections.

Writing in his blog before Tsvangirai went for review yesterday Cross said, just as we expect a wave of support for our 2018 Chakachaya program, Tsvangirai is suffering from an aggressive form of colon cancer.

“He has been struggling with his treatment and the family is concerned that he might not handle the election and subsequently the responsibility of being President of a country in a deep crisis.

“After a life time of principled struggle, to have it all threatened by a disease in your body. Life can be a bastard at times,” he writes.

Results of yesterday’s review are still not known but Tsvangirai told the Voice of America that it was only after the review that he would decide what action to take next.

Tsvangirai was hospitalised on 15 September and has been out of action since.

Cross said  if you think Tsvangirai’s situation is tough,  just think about Emmerson Mnangagwa who in the past two weeks has just recovered from being poisoned at a ZANU-PF Rally, been lambasted publicly on several occasions by the so called “First Lady” and now humiliated in public by the President – someone whom he has loyally supported all his life.

“So often in the past 50 years, Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the heat for Mr. Mugabe, it was the Vice President as Chairman of the Joint Operations Command who gave ZANU-PF their two thirds majority in 2013 and returned Mr. Mugabe to State House for another 5-year term.

“An effective, even brilliant organizer he has held the State captive for ZANU-PF. One of the very few ZANU-PF Ministers whose hands are relatively clean of corruption he has survived in the Shark Tank – but now is under sustained and coordinated attack.

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