Ex-MDC ministers resurrect careers

HARARE - MDC officials who were part of the inclusive government have re-joined professions they had abandoned in 2009 after being appointed government ministers.

Outgoing ministers Jessie Majome deputy minister of Women and Gender Affairs, deputy minister of Justice Obert Gutu, Finance minister Tendai Biti, Constitutional Affairs minister Eric Matinenga and deputy minister of Youth Development Indigenisation and Empowerment Tongai Matutu who are all lawyers, are now reportedly back at their offices.

Prior to joining the coalition government, the five who are senior MDC members had been running vibrant law firms.

The lawyers are among top MDC officials who have returned to pursue stalled careers and also businesses.

The other MDC members who are not lawyers like Joel Gabuza — former ministers of Public works, Theresa Makone — Home Affairs, Jameson Timba — minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office, are also  to set to continue running their private enterprises.

The former ministers are now cleaning their desks and packing their bags from government offices after President Robert Mugabe was sworn-in at a glittering ceremony on Thursday.

Matinenga told the Daily News he was back at work, at the advocate’s chambers.

“I am going back to my law practise and I will be at Advocate’s Chambers to continue my legal profession,” said Matinenga.

Gutu a senior member of MDC confirmed he was back at his law firm and was handling 14 petitions on behalf of MDC from the Midlands Province, where interference from traditional chiefs is being cited for their loss in the elections.

MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai received over a million votes against President Robert Mugabe of Zanu PF who garnered over 2 million for the presidential election on 31 July.

Tsvangirai has dismissed the elections as farce and a sham.

Comments (13)

Shanda,ko Doctor Morgan Tsvangirai vanoenda kumine ipi?Trojan,Athens,Mbada,Anjin please tell me Zimbabweans

Colonel - 24 August 2013

Ex - Prime Minister Tsvangirai, according the MDC - T grapevine, is expected to announce to the MDC -T zealots and the nation at large and beyond, that his pseudo matrimonial union to Ms. Elizabeth Macheka was a farce and a sham.

Rabison Nyundo ( THE HAMMER) - 24 August 2013

Koimi enyu ndeapi? I salute these guys for braving it against all odds to stand against brick walls and statues for such a long time. Koimi vamwe vangu, chenyu kushora bedzi sa commentetor webhora anoudza mutambi kutamba bhora raasina kumbotamba iye. Empty drums! Mazuva ese maiti wani MDC izere madofo, hezvoka vanemabasa avo, ma company avo akachena asiri ekubira nyika. Masvotwaka!!! I salute you MDC guys!!!! Vanogona nevasingagoni tinovaziva isu vana veZimbabwe. Itai opinion survey tikuudzei zvedu isu takapiwa objectivity naMwari tisingadi zvepolitics izvi; ndokunge muchida kuti nyika ibudirire. Ndineurombo nevese vachafira nyika iri "independent" ha ha ha! my foot!

zvipi? - 24 August 2013

HATS OFF TO THESE PROFESSIONALS. SOME OF US ARE NOT INTERESTED ANYWHERE NEAR POLITICS DUE TO THE WAY ZANU PF HAVE CORRUPTED THE PROFESSION. WHAT CAN NICHOLAS GOCHE, KUMBIRAYI KANGAI, HERBERT MURERWA, ROBERT MUGABE, TEURAI ROPA AND THE REST GO BACK TO? THEY HAVE BECOME AN ALBATROSS OVER THE TAX PAYER. YOU CANNOT COMPARE THEM TO ELTON MANGOMA, TENDAI BITI, MATINENGA ETC WHO ARE PROFESSIONALS AND DO NOT SEE STAYING IN GVT AT TAX PAYERS EXPENSE AS A PROFESSION. SHAME ON THE SO CALLED LIBERATORS. IF ROBERT WAS TO LEAVE POWER TODAY, HE WILL JUST DETERIORATE SO RAPIDLY HE WONT LAST THREE MONTHS. THE SAME FOR THE REST. LOOK AT NKALA, KANGAI ETC

Gora - 24 August 2013

Thanks to these guys. They have experienced something in their lives. Their lives, history, profiles will never be the same. hameno isu tinoita noise tiri kumaterrace / kunze kwestadium.

taona - 24 August 2013

Hey, Kangai is dead. As to where he will go noone knows except God. There is a lot of crying this month. The new-old president is going to be busy.

TM - 24 August 2013

kkkkk mbavha, mahormo aya basa rapera. tsvangson ZCTU havachakudi woendepiko buhera kunorima tsenza

cde mapinganzira - 24 August 2013

Makarwisa MACHINJA. God be with you. We are with you all the way. One day the Good Lord will hear our prayers. Lord hear our prayers

Ndezvashe - 24 August 2013

Kupedza 4 years pasina zvamayiita. Tichasangana kuma ndasitiri muchitsvaga basa. Ko Dr Tsvangirai avchanorapa kuchipatara chipi manje?

Gora - 24 August 2013

Thank you, and thank you very much for your immense contributions during your tenure in government.

blerssingdaved - 25 August 2013

well done guys you worked with arrogant people but you were shining beckons ,chirega uone kwasara recycled manure chinobuda hapana kunze kwekungoti ma sauctions nekuti nyika ndeyedu ichiurawa shame zanu pf

mr honest - 25 August 2013

Tsvangirai ngaaende kunotsvaga rehu mahobho.

Haiwawo - 25 August 2013

Why rehumahombo when he is good at making tea

crocodile squad - 27 August 2013

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