'Out of 2m jobs, Zanu PF has created 2'

HARARE - Kuwadzana East MDC MP Nelson Chamisa has savaged President Robert Mugabe for failing to deliver on his election promises.

Addressing a bumper rally in Kuwadzana on Sunday, Chamisa said the much-touted economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset), has failed to deliver and remains pie in the sky.

“Zanu PF promised two million jobs and failed to deliver on their promise, they only created two jobs for the two vice presidents,” Chamisa said to much applause.

He also warned that the government threat to seize foreign firms sounds a death knell to the stuttering economy.

This comes after Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao said foreign firms resisting the indigenisation programme will no longer be required to pay non-compliance empowerment levies as earlier stated and will instead be shut down if they failed to comply by April 1.

This has again raised questions of policy flip-flops in implementing the contentious law.

“There is conflict of two Patricks (Zhuwao and Chinamasa), the two Patricks have parted ways on how to resolve the current economic problems. Both of them do not have an idea on how to solve this situation.

“The indigenisation talk will be the final nail to the struggling economy.

“For Zhuwao, he is threatening to close companies that are already closed."

Chamisa said Zanu PF is using too much energy in solving the festering factional fights.

“The tragedy is that we have dealers in government instead of leaders. Leaders must put the people first. However, the Zanu PF government is concentrating on their personal gains.

“Zanu PF is now history. In 2008, vaiti bhora musango, 2013 bhora mugedhi, but for now they don’t have the ball, gates and also the team, they have collapsed totally.

“Zanu PF has discarded the principles of the liberation struggle. However, the splitting of Zanu PF is helping the people of Zimbabwe.”

He called for a united front against Zanu PF.

“We need Welshman Ncube (MDC leader), Tendai Biti (People’s Democratic Party president) and others to join hands with . . . Tsvangirai so that we can cross the overflowing river of dictatorship,” he said.

“We must decrease our personal egos and increase our desire to help the suffering Zimbabweans.”

Comments (6)

the reason why Zimbabwe is this situation is because an average Zimbabwean doesn't want the truth. below are some of the truths that people routinely circumvent: 1. rwavhi gukurahundi Mugabe committed genocide in Zimbabwe mainly the gukurahundi atrocities of the 1980s. this is the reason why he doesn't want to vacate the throne because he knows that he will be arrested. this has nothing to do with his marriage to grace is this come well after he had committed the crimes. 2. grace is a useless slut who left her marriage to get married to rwavhi because of pecuniary gains. 3. joice mujuru was the main driver of corruption in zanu with her late hubby rex. she owns a number of farms, mine and buildings around the country. she has no positive contribution to make to the country given her horrendous performance in govt for the past 35 years. she is a liar who wants us to believe that she always had differences with Mugabe yet she begged him to stay on the eve of her official cashiering. the fact that on top of her priorities is the chasing of solo's killers shows that she is in it for her own benefit and not for national benefit. tsvangirayi lost his wife in dodgy circumstances but never has he said that he wants to avenge that. also, joice consistently said that she has no ambition to become president now she is lying that people requested her to be president. the day we learnt to accept and tell the truth, our country and ourselves shall be liberated!!! VIVA SAVE 2018 VIVA!!!

josphat mugadzaweta - 5 April 2016

Taurai President Chamisa! Toda ma Leader kwete ma Dealer

Jack - 5 April 2016

Kkkkkkkkkk, point of correction, Nelson, Zanu PF did not create two jobs. You forgot to mention that Patrick Zhuwawo also got a job, so it's three, young man.

machakachaka - 5 April 2016

we need to hear more&more of you voice nelson! more of your voice is the ignition that will raise the masses against the tyrant. let your voices grow louder so that the echoes will raise the spirits of the suffering. daily news can you cover more of the progressive voices so that the spirit of rigioni can run into the sea and let the innocent souls go free.

SaManyika Chaiye - 5 April 2016

Unfortunately speaking alone does not translate into political progress

Ziso - 6 April 2016

action is a bit tricky when aipa & posa are still in place! the only action is the ballot casting and it does not guarantee results when nikuv is still a going concern, zec(slaigwana) is biased. every time pple are beaten, it will be above the law becoz the laws that forbids unsanctioned actions are there. and who sanctions the actions?!zrp! so for now we need to hear more of our leaders' voices!

SaManyika Chaiye - 6 April 2016

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