Mutambara mum on future

HARARE - Former deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara has declined to state his next move following the expiry of the government of national unity.

“Why do you want to know what I am doing and where I am?” Mutambara said in a telephone interview last week. “I am a very busy man and I don’t have time for such questions.”

The former deputy premier also declined to comment on progress of his University of Zimbabwe (UZ) project.
The professor of robotics launched an ambitious $70 million UZ fund-raising project last year to help rejuvenate the university.

The project was being spearheaded by the UZ’s most notable alumni including MDC secretary-general Tendai Biti, Lifestyle Holdings CEO Tawanda Nyambirai, Cyril Ruwende (Diaspora USA), Prof Rueben Simoyi (Diaspora USA), Alex Magaisa and Brian Kagoro (Diaspora South Africa).

Mutambara was widely tipped to be appointed a minister by President Robert Mugabe, after the former premier became a constant feature at Zanu PF functions which were snubbed by opposition leaders.

Following his snubbing by Mugabe, Mutambara has gone into hibernation.

Even his MDC faction is planning the future without him.

Comments (9)

munomunetsereyi?

machakachaka - 6 November 2013

This reporter said exactly what I had in mind that "Mutambara was widely tipped to be appointed a minister by President Robert Mugabe, after the former premier became a constant feature at Zanu PF functions which were snubbed by opposition leaders." Mutambara was angling for a ministerial position through the back door knowing he is unelectable.

Musona - 6 November 2013

dont underestimate His excellency..he is a man of intergrity and intelligence who values asserts..and mutambara is that one assert who a politically blinkered nation may not see.but this mans education is not worthy of any toilet or dustbin he stands among the englightened ..lookout he is the next man..

texgava - 6 November 2013

Please leave the Professor alone.

Sekuru Chakuchichi Botaremhunga - 6 November 2013

BOREHOLES and IRRIGATION engineers zim.engineers@gmail.com

sadfgioeweiuureio - 7 November 2013

why do people worry about other people's lives, look the guys has served his part in the government, any move he may make should be waited for than running after it. Lets graduate above this cheap journalism which is now irrelevant in our country.

Tichaona Revai Sithole - 7 November 2013

I personally respect the political maturity evidently displayed by him and prof Jonathan Moyo. They are definitely somehow defining the future of our country.

evil servant - 7 November 2013

@texgava politics has nothin to do with a person's academic qualifications .if you believe that opportunists like Mutambara are the next man then you are misguided

kayz - 7 November 2013

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