War veterans leader and former War veterans minister, Christopher Mutsvangwa, who was this week recalled from Parliament bringing his protracted dismissal from ZANU-PF party to an end, says opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is streets ahead of Robert Mugabe in terms of being a good leader.
Mutsvangwa said in the event that he decides to join another political party, he would not hesitate to gravitate towards the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Tsvangirai.
“I might be wrong in my judgment since I don’t know much about Tsvangirai, but as someone who has known Mugabe for four decades, I can tell you that he is the worst leader there can ever be… from what I know of him, I can safely say that Tsvangirai is by far a better leader than Mugabe,” Mutsvangwa said. Asked when he got to know about this “fact”, the cantankerous war veteran said he had known about this for a very long time, but like all others before him, he also made the mistake of thinking that Mugabe could be changed from within.
“I also thought that he could be improved upon, but that was a grave mistake. I now know and I should not be ashamed to admit that I was wrong,” he added. Mutsvangwa said he has no plans of forming a political party of his own, saying this only serves to give Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party an advantage that they don’t even deserve.
“I think (Joice) Mujuru and others made a grave mistake… they were not supposed to form another party… they were supposed to cool off, before joining existing political parties… as things are like now, there is no need to keep on creating new parties simply because we all want to be leaders… this is the reason why it has been difficult for the opposition to removed Mugabe… he is very good at playing one side against another,” he said.-Zimbotoday