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Government has also withdrawn   police officers who were guarding Tsvangirai’s premises.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 (8)

Why sound bitter nhai Luke. Its not a divorce, its just life unfolding. Vakawanda vari kusiya maoffice through relocation, redeployment, retirement, resignations, dismissals etc. Life goes on for Zimbabwe

alexio - 27 August 2013

Luke haangaregi kuita bitter nokuti zvinorwadza zvakaitika izvi.Anotofanira kuzvisimbisa sezvaari kuita izvi pamwe zvingaite nani,,,,

patriot - 27 August 2013

why is luke saying "we" are not worried. Asi NdiRigiyoni here?

crocodile squad - 27 August 2013

Mr Tsvngirai must also vacate the HIghlands home and return to his Strathaven home. He hates the ruling party ZANU (PF) therefore he cannot be allowed to enjoy the comfort which comes with it. This is long overdue.

Sonderayi Mwale - 27 August 2013

Very interesting comments indeed, maybe I don't understand English very well, forgive me it is my second language, but I fail to understand why some of you think Luke is worried. Why do I sense the Zanu pf mentality here that state properties are meant to be enjoyed, You speak as if Zimbabwe is a personal property of Zanu. For your own information in other countries people like Tsvangirai would be protected by the state iregardless of weather they are in government or not in our case we understand its deferent and besides I think Tsvangirai is more safe without the state police. Any fellow country man brace yourself for a long season of hardships, its Zanu PF that brought us where we are they cant take us back to glory days its beyond then, they are tainted.

Benny - 27 August 2013

Iwe musaita sekuti Zimbabwe its yr private property being in power doesn't mean you have the control of all the assets in the country. Zimbabwe belongs to all its citizens. After all zanu is ruling by default.

zex - 27 August 2013

chawana mumwe wako nhasi chaenda mangwana ndiwewo

tass divn - 27 August 2013

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