'Mutambara an annoyance'

GWERU - Welshman Ncube, president of the MDC says Arthur Mutambara is clinging to power through Zanu PF support.

Ncube said this while addressing journalists on Thursday on the sidelines of a donation he made to Ntabeni Clinic in Zhombe.

Ncube described Mutambara as “irritant, an annoyance.”

“Mutambara is on Zanu PF payroll. He is simply an annoyance, an irritant who has not challenged the January 8 (MDC) congress resolutions last year because he fully participated willingly.”

Ncube slammed Mugabe’s attempts to preserve Mutambara’s place as a principal in the coalition despite Sadc’s unequivocal position that he should step aside for Ncube.

“Where in the world have you seen a party’s leadership appointed by a rival party’s leadership? The leadership of this country should be formed in Zimbabwe rather than in South Africa.”

Ncube, who is also minister of Industry and Commerce expressed trust in the role of southern Africa’s regional body Sadc on the move to intervene in the Zimbabwean situation.

“Sadc cannot and will not fail us, there l have confidence. All we are expecting is for Sadc to allow honouring of the GPA,” he said.

The MDC leader said Zanu PF’s efforts to revise the draft constitution will be in vain.

“We are rallying behind the new constitutions whose draft was signed by all the three parties involved which was also written with the involvement of the Zimbabwean people,” he explained.

Speaking on devolution, Ncube highlighted that it will contribute to an equitable development across the board.

“Devolution will adequately ensure equal distribution of resources. All the money acquired from taxes should also benefit respective people in various parts of Zimbabwe.

“Those who do not want devolution want to go and develop their places with the money,” he said.

Ncube also told reporters that details of the meeting between him and Essar Africa holdings representatives would be revealed after reporting to Cabinet next week.


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