Morgan Tsvangirai to vacate Charter House

HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to vacate his Charter House office at the end of this month.

Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed the development saying the PM’s office — situated along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare — was winding down its operations following the inauguration of President Robert Mugabe for a seventh term last week.

“In the (new) Constitution there is no office of the PM and it follows that the office is going to be closed and we are not worried about it,” said Tamborinyoka.

“It has been known for a long time that the office operations will come to an end and we don’t have problems with that as we know that it was not going to be a permanent office.”

He said staff members at Charter House were going to be redeployed with some of them reverting back to the Public Service Commission and some heading back to Harvest House, the MDC’s headquarters.

“I am one of the staff who came from Harvest House and I shall return together with other staff members who originally came from  there,” Tamborinyoka said.

Charter House also accommodated the offices of the portfolio of Water Resources, formerly under minister Samuel Sipepa-Nkomo and the ministry of State Enterprises and Parastatals under Gordon Moyo.

Prior to joining the expired coalition government, Tsvangirai had been operating from  Harvest House.

His Charter House operation has been dogged with controversy, with Zanu PF ministers claiming that Tsvangirai was running a parallel structure of government from his office.

Alex Magaisa headed the political and legal affairs department in the Prime Minister’s office while Ian Makone headed the administrative unit.

They will also vacate the office together with their boss.

Government has also withdrawn   police officers who were guarding Tsvangirai’s premises.

Comments (9)

4 years doing nothing this fool. Unoita hofisi yekudii? Unoti kunwa svutu-gadzike na Robert Mugabe ndokukunda mu ma elections here? Wakati iwe GNU is a transitional arrangement uchizvinyepera zvako. Waiti iwe ma sanctions ngaabiswe zvino unozoshandisa chiyi se leverage? Zvinorakidza kuti hauna kuchenjera. Wakati iwe Mugabe haachadi chigaro achembera arikuda kuregera zvekuzvinyepera. Kukurina kumusha ndokwakakupusisa Morgan. Unotsikwa konzi ne harahwa.

Gore - 27 August 2013

It was long overdue, end of the month kure, he must vacate today.

Prosper Chinamhora - 28 August 2013

empty vessels make the loudest noise

splendour - 28 August 2013

He must also vacate the Highlands house like yesterday, idiot.

reason - 28 August 2013

nosenzi

JAYJAY - 28 August 2013

moti kuba maVotes evanhu moti kutuka vanhu, muri mhuka rudzii dzisingaremekedzi vamwe vanhu. Dai mwari vaitaurika navo mose ndaiti mumuke makafa mangwana chaiye. Siyanai na MT. Ndivo President vedu. imi muriimbwa dzisina muswe. nxaaaa.

Chamboko - 29 August 2013

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