Mphoko now acting president

HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is now the acting president, taking over from his counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has been acting since President Robert Mugabe left for his annual leave last month.

In a statement yesterday, Information ministry permanent secretary George Charamba said Mphoko will be acting president up to the end of this month.

“… Mphoko assumes the capacity of the acting president from tomorrow (today), 10th January, 2017, in the absence of... the president …, who is still on his traditional annual leave. …Mphoko will act up to the end of this month when... the president is expected back in the office,” he said.

Opposition parties and analysts accuse Mugabe of spending lavishly on taxpayers’ funds when most of the country’s citizens are facing dire hardships and extreme poverty.

Comments (3)

We deserve it, collectively and individually. To have so many lives lost or lived most painfully, to have so many imperialist capitalist projects, the magnitudes of the city of Salsbury, the "groot" Kariba and Kahora Basa, the Matabeleland-Zambesia-Water ( & and you don't doubt) sacrificed. All for the sake of a primitive kingdom brained old black man's 'traditional' medical tours. We deserve it. The great Rhodesia shall arise.

maombo david - 11 January 2017

God help us , let Mugabe and Mnangagwa be away for ever so and endose Mphoko to stand on power till 2018 to end this ludicrous situation . Mphoko , the weakiest link , no way to win against the powerful MDC T . Mnangangwa should disappear to an unknown destination , God ,Mugabe is already to old, God, he is your child, let him retire and never contest 2018 elections , how can corpse do so ?????

Khalabemgeza - 11 January 2017

Trust the vice presidency thing is not related to the coffee mug?????

Alick Phiri - 11 January 2017

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