Minister Mzembi in costly boob

HARARE - Newly-appointed Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi could be ruing his attempts to ingratiate himself with President Robert Mugabe after masterminding his short-lived appointment as the first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) African ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay’s capital city of Montevideo last week.

The Daily News can reveal that Mzembi, who has the gift of the garb, actually wanted Mugabe to occupy a much higher position of WHO global ambassador for NCDs, a position previously held by former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

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Comments (10)

Comrade Doctor ( Univ of Zimbabwe) Mzembi is finally being seen to be what he is - a fraud !

ace mukadota - 24 October 2017

The fact of the matter is that Bob was appointed ambassador. The reversal of the decision has no bearing on Mzembi. It actually is an indictment on Dr Tedros who should resign in shame for bowing to pressure from the countries like USA and UK as well as the EU who probably threatened to withdraw funding the WHO. You have an agenda against Mzembi hence your misleading headline! Getting Bob the appointment was like giving the middle finger to the West and they could not take it! If you are saying Walter engineered the appointment then surely he did good by the president! He could not do much about the reversal. It is Dr Tedros who has failed and should resign!

Tom - 24 October 2017

chichinyanya even at funerals mzembi does not taka time out from boot licking with posters saying "masvingo south supports this and that" as if he knows where Masvingo south is and as if "masvingo north " doesnt support what ever

What Ever - 24 October 2017

I agree Muzembi's mandate ,is to try his level best to for his master.It might not have worked out now but it it shall.

Who at WHO? - 24 October 2017

The reversal directly depicts Mzembi as inept and a greenhorn in diplomacy. He attempted to ingratiate himself to Mugabe by negotiating for the position without conducting a due diligence assessment on the practicality and acceptability of the recommendation. Given the shambolic state of the country's health system, its only a very myopic person or a sycophant official who would have peddled such a falsehood to the rest of the international community, that is sufficiently aware of the shortcomings. This is yet another sad indictment on the paucity of genuine role models that Africans can look up to showcase our success and progress.

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dannahaustria - 24 October 2017

Zimbabwe under zanupf is s 'hard sell' Tedro should know that by now after Mzembi's personal humiliation at not winning the UNWTO post. What ambassadoral duties can a 94-year-old partake on, someone needs to remind Walter to leave his bootlicking antics at home...the international arena is a different ball-game. Also goes to prove that Walter has a short memory.

sinyo - 24 October 2017

Did Dr Tedros probably not know about Mengistu either, and how the Zim fiscus has been paying for his post-Ethopian "forced retirement" ever since he was deposed....

M.Farjj - 24 October 2017

Mumbwengegwi should be gleefully following the humiliation of his successor at the powerful Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bwedebwese - 24 October 2017

Ok this artlcle then explains why Charamba is insisting that Mugabe was never interested in the position. Rubbing salt into the wounds that young Walter is licking kkkk. G40 and Lacoste wars at every opportunity.

Ok Ok - 24 October 2017

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