morgan tsvangirai 26.10.11.jpgPolitical analysts say contradictory statements by the MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai show a party caught up in a policy dilemma after failure to come up with relevant people-centred home grown programmes.

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While Mr Tsvangirai has been making headlines for contradictory statements on homosexuality and indigenisation at home and abroad, political analysts say all indications are that the Western-funded movement is caught in  trying to play its politics to the gallery in order to please its foreign stakeholders.

Mr Alexander Kanengoni says Mr Tsvangirai’s flip flop statements expose the party for a lack of depth in understanding local politics and the general lack of policy.


“It is a dilemma of someone who is not clear of what his different audiences want to hear,” he sad.


Another political analyst, Mr Wellington Gadzikwa says it is very difficult to trust the MDC-T and its leader in the face of contradictory statements by Mr. Tsvangirai which expose the movement for dealing in deceptive style politics.


“They are inconsistant, they say one thing today and say another tomorrow, which means it is very difficult to trust them,” Mr Gadzikwa said.


Popularly known for playing hard ball style politics that have damaged the economy and millions of livelihoods through illegal sanctions, Mr Tsvangirai is under the spotlight for telling foreign audiences that his party supports homosexuality while saying the opposite when he comes to Zimbabwe.


Meanwhile, in yet another U-turn by Prime Minister Tsvangirai regarding the issue of gay rights in the new constitution, the MDC-T leader has told parliament that he stands guided by the outcome of the constitution on the way he is going to treat the issue.

The MDC-T leader made the statements during the Prime Minister question time in the august house.

Mr Tsvangirai said what he told BBC were his personal views not a policy.


“The people of Zimbabwe are writing a new constitution, articulating issues they want. So who am I to question their wisdom if they decide to include this [gay and lesbian rights] in the constitution?” asked Mr Tsvangirai.

However, some legislators said the Prime Minister could not say he was expressing his personal opinion to an international media when he knew that his people back home are opposed to such acts as articulated in the constitution gathering process.

On Monday this week, Mr Tsvangirai stunned the nation when he appeared on a BBC television programme airing his support for gays and lesbians rights which he said he would want them included in Zimbabwe’s new constitution as human rights.

Some observers say if the Prime Minister’s personal opinion is in sharp contrast with the expectations of the people he wants to lead, it is clear evidence that his policies are misplaced or he is the wrong person to lead such a people.