ED is 'scientifically illiterate'

HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “scientific illiteracy” is the main reason why the country’s economy will not improve anytime soon, opposition New Patriotic Front (NPF) leader Tendai Munyanduri has said.

He alleges Ambrose Mutinhiri and his cabal stole the name “New Patriotic Front” from him. Munyanduri rebranded his Progressive and Innovative Movement of Zimbabwe (PIMZ) and wrote to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) on January 23, advising them of the name change to New Patriotic Front.

Meanwhile, Munyanduri, who is a presidential candidate in this year’s general elections, told the Daily News yesterday that Mnangagwa was out of his depth.

“It is not just about carrying a begging bowl all over the world, as there is nothing for nothing in the international world when someone is not scientifically competent in critical areas such as health, engineering, be it chemical, electrical or otherwise,” Munyanduri said.

“What he needs to do is to embrace science and technology as a vehicle for economic development right here in his country.

“It needs commitment, dedication, individual capability and scientific literacy together with sufficient academic stamina”.

Munyanduri said it was foolhardy for Mnangagwa to promise Zimbabweans what he hopes to deliver if he is voted into office when he was already the country’s president.

“It does not make sense for Mnangagwa to campaign by making promises because he has been in government,” he said.

An electrical engineer by profession, Munyanduri suggested that Zimbabweans should instead vote for him as president.

“People perish because of lack of knowledge, now we have people dying of malnutrition because people with little knowledge such as Mnangagwa will prioritise the Forestry Commission for example to make sure forests are improved, yet what we need are fruit forests so that people have access to fruits and nutrition.

“Mnangagwa is a lawyer so he cannot talk about command housing. What does he know about engineering? We cannot take him seriously so that is why we as NPF are saying Zimbabweans need to seriously consider a scientist for a president this coming election.”

Comments (5)

Those who trend in insults as politically points expose their bankrapancy of policy options. Can the Daily News do better on what informs the public. We can do with effective and information. You posturing as an Opposition to a fault. Any insult of the President is not news. Get to work

Mufaro Sibanda - 19 May 2018

Agree with Mufaro on the point of insults. Surely one can disagree with the President's views of how the country can move forward but to insult him is not productive at all. I always try to remember the best advice of life from my late Father and it goes like this:" If you have nothing positive to say, don't say anything at all." Thanks dad.

Diaspora - 19 May 2018

I have double checked to see where the president is being insulted and my efforts have come to nothing.Where exactly is Ngwena being insulted in case i have missed it?I have only seen where Ngwena is being said to be a lawyer whose profession is miles away from an engineer.If that amounts to an insult then we really have to re define the word insult.Anyway in zanu pf any truth that is is said exactly as it is ,it becomes an insult.They are allergic to the truth,vanoita munyaviri pakataurwa chokwadi sezvachiri.Shame on you.

Luke Munya Mabika - 21 May 2018

Mr Munyanduri , a whole engineer who wants to be a president of Zimbabwe contributes in this manner? Do not take Zimbabweans as a joke, tosongana paballot paper , haulume vatolumila!!!!!

sam mapoka - 21 May 2018

Idont understand why Baba Munangagwa vachida kupinda mukomoni wealth ?....Mari yanetsa zveshuwa. Vamwe hatikwanise kunzi tinobva mu komoni wealth tiri ma ayirishi amerikeni zvinotinetsa....mukadaro handifunge kuti tingazoti zimbabwe inyika yedu. Bhuriteni haina mari dai vainayo vasina kuisa ma sanctions vakakuregerai muchitora ivhu , harina basa kunyika yakapfuma. Komoni wealth zvinoreva kuti ivhu rese ndera mambokadzi erizabheti sezviriku australia ne canada. Nyika irikugomera nekushaya vatungamiriri vaneruzivo....endaikumashure vechidiki voyenda pamberi mogarisana mushe. Pindai henyu asi ma visa hamupihwe muchangonyimwa sevese varimo mukirabhu.

Mu Zulu weku Texas - 21 May 2018

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