Tsvangirai in a sea of troubles - report

2013-09-20 12:36
Morgan Tsvangirai. (File: AFP)

Morgan Tsvangirai. (File: AFP) (AFP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwe's former prime minister, Movement for Democratic Change party leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly "swimming in a sea of troubles" as calls for him to resign swirl, a report says.

Zimbabwe Independent said on Friday that Tsvangirai also faced an unprecedented revolt against his leadership by the party's newly elected councillors.

The calls for Tsvangirai to resign were said to be coming from within and outside his party.

The report said Tsvangirai, however, insisted he would not bow to the calls and was instead positioning himself to secure another term to remain in charge as the party prepared for the country's next elections in 2018.

Tsvangirai said he would remain in charge his as long as his party members gave him the mandate to stand as a presidential candidate in the next polls.

Tsvangirai has been leader of the MDC since its formation in 1999 and if given another five-year term at the 2016 congress, he would be president of the party for 21 years.

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