PRESIDENT Mugabe is in full control of the country and is doing his work as mandated, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko said yesterday.
His remarks follow a Constitutional Court application filed by the leader of a shadowy group Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson and former MDC-T youth leader Promise Mkwananzi, who is seeking an order compelling President Mugabe to step down on allegations that he has failed to properly run the country.
In his application, Mkwananzi claims President Mugabe is incapable of carrying out his work due to advanced age and was failing to properly execute some of his duties as stipulated in the country’s Constitution.
VP Mphoko described Mkwananzi as an ignoramus, who had no idea of President Mugabe’s duties and the country’s electoral systems.
“I find it strange for someone to say President Mugabe is not doing his work. The President is fully in control of the country and he’s doing his work as expected as the Head of State.
He said Mkwananzi should wait for the 2018 elections if he wanted a change in the country’s leadership.
“The President works hard every day and performs his duties as expected. He works from Monday to Friday and attends Cabinet meetings. He also meets various envoys and attends to all other issues that need his attention.
“Mkwananzi has no idea what the President’s duties are and this is a wrong channel that he’s using. We elected President into power through elections in 2013. If he wants to rule this country or someone else to take over, he knows what to do in 2018,” said VP Mphoko.
The VP also slammed Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association secretary- general Mr Victor Matemadanda for alleging that there was no democracy in the country.
During an interview with the Voice of America recently, Mr Matemadanda said when Zimbabwe fought the liberation struggle, it was against an unfair colonial system as opposed to a racial war.
He, however, said the same issues that Zimbabweans fought against are still prevailing in the country after independence. VP Mphoko accused the war veteran of being a sell-out. chronicle