Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC

via Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC | News24 2014-03-11

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rubbished former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for new inter-party talks, saying the MDC should forget about returning to government through negotiations, a report says.

According to a News Day report, Tsvangirai on Sunday said President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF government was likely to re-engage the MDC to rescue the country’s free-falling economy.

Tsvangirai said Mugabe had “no option than to call me to the negotiating table” for a new government of national unity as the MDC had a proven record of turning around the ailing economy.

But Zanu-PF’s spokesperson Rugare Gumbo dismissed Tsvangirai’s sentiments as “hogwash”, saying the MDC leader should forget about returning to government through negotiations, a New report said.

Gumbo said conditions which necessitated the 2009 coalition deal which made Tsvangirai prime minister no longer existed.

Gumbo said it was important for Tsvangirai to note that there was a “huge difference between what happened in 2009 and 2013. This time Zanu-PF managed to win majority in parliament, while president Mugabe got over 51% vote”.

Gumbo also dismissed Tsvangirai’s claim that Zanu-PF was struggling with the economy, saying it was impossible for one to “judge a new government’s policies in about six months”.


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13 comments on “Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC
  1. CHINDUNDUMA says:

    Rugare Gumbo do no worry about Tsvangirai’s hogwash and daydreaming just put him to SHAME by telling the Nation ONE achievement by the People’s Government over the past six months or 180 days. In fact six months represent a tenth of your 5 year term in Government so there should be something to show to the population. We do not want Tsvangirai in your Government through the back door because he won all the past 5 Elections he should be the one inviting you to join him. Wake up Gumbo time is not on tour side you idiot

    • easily fooled says:

      Chindunduma andunduma, he is insulted…..Halalala, usatambe nechandunduma. Tell him. He ane his boss call themselves a new government…..that cant be judged this early? Its only after 34 years and no one can really say they have failed……they still need time to prove themselves. Kana kusanyara kutaura zvakadaro…..i hope mukadzi waGumbo nevana vacho did not ready this bcoz vanosvika vachiti baba asi makanganwa kuti you have been in power since 1980?

  2. Kubota Binga says:

    Whats most surprising is Morgan suggesting a GNU after taking his stance when results were announced. I dont think Gumbo is an idiot, Morgan more closely matches the description.

  3. Peter tosh says:

    Kubota binga, you don’t know politics man, when politicians say no its yes and vice versa. Read between the lines and see who is fooling who here!

  4. Manyongori says:

    If this is true then Morgan is a worse fool than i thought.GNU yekudii?Is that the reason why he is refusing to step down in anticipation of the crumbs that will be falling from Bob’s table if they get a bite at another GNU pie?What will he achieve now which he could not do last time.Instead now should be the time to sit down and restrategise,rationally look at where the movement went wrong, fell short and was found wanting,take corrective measures and prepare for 2018.Zimbabweans are in need of real leadership,now please.In 2009 you went into the GNU and stabilised the economy while Zanu was flat footed and guess who took credit for your pains?Wake up MDC and smell the coffee.Mahumbwe atave kutaridzwa neMDC aya are making some of us doubt whether you were going to fare any better than Zanu pf in the long run if given the chance to govern.Give us HOPE vanhuwe!

    • easily fooled says:

      Unogara kupi iwewe. Hausi kuona zvaita nyika here? Sei uri bofu rine meso. Hausi kuona here kuti pave kuna command yaMorgan apa. Zvave kusvika kuna 2009 ka paye pekuti musure maGNU morgan chakasvika chikati “Zimbabwe muka” economy ikatanga kuti kwanyanu, chingwa chauya kubva kumashops chega kuuya patafura, mota (despite kuti ma Japanes) started flowing in the country. Mugabe aive ave kuzivikanwa nekutaura zveungochani hwake neTonny Blair akatanga kutaura zvine musoro.

      Now is the time to give zimbabweans another relief, hence GNU ndizvo. Abaiyiwa ngaabude

  5. NBS says:

    I can’t see that Zanu PF have done such a great job. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Zimbabwe is a mess: to put it mildly. Now whose responsibility is that I might wonder. With 34 years of failure under their belts ZPF should resign in shame and,the MDC have been one huge disappointment. I do not see anyone at this time that has the ability or qualities to lead but am trusting the Lord for that one. The leaders we choose and back prove to be also rans. They should all be put out to pasture.

    • easily fooled says:

      The Lord that you are trusting so much is cursing you for the sins of thy grandfather mugabe…..remember peace only came after the death of King Saul.

  6. Roving Ambassador says:

    Tsvangirai is asking for that marriage to mugabe again, does he ever learn? He wants to be Mudede’s side kick again. I give up on this man.

    New leaderships please, Zimbabwe in need.

    • easily fooled says:

      Tsvangirai never said he want to join government. He wants to advocate for an election that can be considered free and fair. Wanachi! Where are you getting the confusion

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  8. ALL EYES ON ME!! says:

    Gukurahundi MDC-T is just too desperate. It is so embarrassing!!

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