Thursday, 14 July 2016


THE Zanu PF government has admitted it has failed to deliver on its 2013 election promises, saying only MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai had the power to unlock the economic logjam allegedly caused by sanctions.

Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo told journalists on Tuesday that the economic meltdown, which has seen government failing to pay civil servants and forcing companies to close down, was being caused by the opposition leader.
“He has the power over his white masters, who imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe and are causing this economic meltdown. He should go back to the people he asked to call for sanctions so that they stop them,” he said.

Despite targeted sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and a few of his top lieutenants, Zanu PF in 2013 promised to create a $10 billion economy and 2,2 million jobs.
Chombo said the effects of the sanctions on Mugabe’s government continued to grow yearly and will continue to hurt Zimbabwe until Tsvangirai acted.
But MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu said Tsvangirai had nothing to do with corruption in government, which was hurting the economy.
“Tsvangirai has neither the diplomatic nor the constitutional authority to run the international relations portfolio of foreign countries such as Britain and the United States or any other country for that matter,” he said.
“Tsvangirai is not in government and, thus, he is not responsible for mismanaging and ruining Zimbabwe’s economy the way Zanu PF has done over the past three decades.”
Chombo vowed Mugabe would not step down until his five-year term of office expires. newsday


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