Analysts say Tsvangirai `finally wakes up and smells the coffee`

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona sibanda
8 October 2010

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s strong rebuke of Robert Mugabe on Thursday has struck a chord with his party supporters, who were increasingly getting worried about his defence of the ZANU PF President.

A number of political analysts have said the outburst by Tsvangirai may have signaled the ‘reinvention’ of the man who caused Mugabe a lot of discomfort before he agreed to join the unity government.

The Prime Minister’s verbal salvo was apparently prompted by Mugabe’s unilateral appointment on Sunday of provincial governors from ZANU PF to serve another term, in violation of the GPA.

‘In the last couple of months people were seeing a different Tsvangirai who was warming up to Mugabe, which was unfortunate. He was over-praising his opponent which shouldn’t have been his role,’ Clifford Mashiri, a political analyst said.

For over a year the MDC leader has diplomatically avoided attacking Mugabe in the hope that [continue reading]

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