Ex-Zanu PF MP slams ED govt 

Source: Ex-Zanu PF MP slams ED govt – DailyNews Live

Farayi Machamire    30 January 2018

HARARE – Expelled Zanu PF central committee member Daniel Shumba has
lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, labelling it
“corrupt, partisan and power hungry.”

Shumba – once viewed as a Mnangagwa ally – is set to launch his new party,
which will challenge the newly-appointed leader in the forthcoming

“Yes I am (running for president),” Shumba told the Daily News affirming
his presidential bid.

“I know that my truth causes discomfort to some, but I give it
anyway…Zimbabwe’s economic agenda is captured and the nation is being
misled, misinformed, and fooled by a group of partisan, corrupt and power
hungry tribalists.”

It will be the second time that Shumba forms an opposition political party
after his United People’s Party (UPP) in 2006.

His move comes after he, together with five other Zanu PF provincial
chairpersons, were suspended over the Tsholotsho debacle that sought to
block the elevation of Joice Mujuru to vice president in 2004.

Shumba initially resigned from politics in October 2009 to focus on
business, before retracing his footsteps to Zanu PF after dissolving UPP.

He again finds himself outside Zanu PF after the December 2017,
extraordinary congress resolved to expel him for his political association
with the deposed Generation 40.

Shumba said the current administration lacked inclusivity and continued to
target and persecute government officials linked to deposed Robert Mugabe.

He tore into Mnangagwa saying: “To start with, a national economic
programme cannot be driven or owned by a cabal of vengeful people. We have
to embrace the totality of nationals and strive to unlock true value for
the broader good in an open, transparent, and manner that is based on

“Cosmetic statements meant to look good and impress the West will only
allow for very temporal relief with no sustainable gratification. The real
economic challenges ought to be dealt with firmly and without the
personalisation of projects or transactions. Opportunities must save
national interest above all. The selling off of assets disguised as
investment must not be allowed. Perpetuation of the current litany of
illegal transactions must be stopped.”

Shumba also lashed out at Mnangagwa’s three-month moratorium for
individuals and corporates that externalised money and assets to bring
them back.

He said the amnesty, which ends on February 28, 2018, was all smoke and
mirrors aimed at hoodwinking the public.


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    This guy (Daniel) is simply one of the Jonathan Moyo type. He does not have to be taken seriously at any other point in time no matter how the “gospel” he may appear to be preach sounds. OK!

    Satan ndomatauriro achinoita all the time. The devil says all the good things that a well meaning being needs to hear “even quoting the Bible”. But does that translate the devil into God? Certainly never!

    Even dictators like Robert Mugabe always do the same – quoting scriptures and mesmerize all & sundry. Yet they are still heartless dictators at heart. Of course, they always show their true colours when some genuine & ethical odds go against them – that’s when all start seeing thru them as to what they really are.

    So, as for this Daniel just check his flip-flopping history & judge whether there is any difference between him & the likes of Jonso.

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      Qiniso 3 years ago

      uShumba bakiti! Who will vote for you? Seriously if you get more than 2 people I will give five bob.

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    Qiniso 3 years ago

    uShumba bakiti! Who will vote for you? Seriously if you get more than 2 people I will give five bob.

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    Hilary 3 years ago

    This chap Daniel shumba is no different from all Zimbabwean politicians or former politicians.When they are fired from politics they have nothing to do to earn a good living,they resort going back to politics to exploit the poor to continue living.As educated they are,why can’t they start looking for employment or open businesses.Hey these guys are lazy