MDC Alliance vice-chairman Job Sikhala has warned the late MDC’s founding president Morgan Tsvangirai’s son, Vincent, against picking fights with “adults” and being angry on behalf of other people.
This comes after Vincent, the Glen View South MP, wrote an opinion piece accusing Tsvangirai’s former advisor, Alex Magaisa, of bringing the G40 faction of ZANU PF into opposition politics.
The G40, scattered by a military coup in November 2017, including Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukure, Walter Mzembi, Patrick Zhuwao, Grace Mugabe and Mandiitawepi Chimene, among others.
Sikhala pleaded with the young Tsvangirai to listen to academics Pedzisai Ruhanya and Jonathan Moyo and to avoid creating enemies on behalf of others [presumably MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora]. Sikhala wrote on Twitter:
My beloved younger brother Vincent Tsvangirai. You know how much I sacrificed walking all road door to door in Glen View South for your win.
Please take heed of Pedzisai Ruhanya’s advice. Don’t create enemies or become angry on behalf of others. Pedzisai Ruhanya and Jonathan Moyo are adults.
… He (Vincent) is young. He needs advice. Fighting people who never provoked you is the most dangerous expedition. He should not be used to fight wars beyond his reach.
Vincent, born in 1995, is thought to be the firstborn child of the late Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister between 2009 and 2013.
After the Supreme Court reconstituted MDC-T in 2020, Vincent abandoned the MDC Alliance for the then Thokozani Khupe-led party.