NGWENA BRILLIANT ORGANIZER & CORRUPTION FREE :MDC EDDIE CROSS | Outspoken MDC-T legislator Eddie Cross has distanced Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from any corrupt activities in the country in unsolicited comments likely to invite a backlash from his own party.
Writing on his website at the weekend, the Bulawayo MP likened Mnangagwa to his own MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whom he said has been unfairly placed on the wrong end of fate through chronic ailment.
Tsvangirai is battling colon cancer and has taken time off public life to recuperate from nearly two weeks of treatment in South Africa recently.
Similarly, VP Mnangagwa was also taken ill to South Africa following poisoning fears at President Robert Mugabe’s youth interface rally in Gwanda, August this year.Cross, in his comments, took time to lament Tsvangirai’s near incapacitation which he said has placed him on the edges of a protracted and brave fight for democracy against President Mugabe.
“Life can be a bastard at times,” Cross said of Tsvangirai’s misfortune.
He then turned to Mnangagwa whom he said was a prominent politician who has had his own share of misfortunes.
“And if you think that is a tough situation – 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,” Cross said.
He continued: “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 organiser 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.”
Cross has been a strong advocate against corruption both in parliament and outside.