via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mutasa savages intolerant Mugabe 21 April 2015
In a sensational claim that analysts say helps explain the political and economic mess that Zimbabwe finds itself in, former minister Didymus Mutasa has revealed that President Robert Mugabe doe not tolerate diversity of thought, makes all government decisions and does not consult anyone including his ministers.
Speaking yesterday in the aftermath of the embarrassing civil servants bonus debacle, the former senior Cabinet minister and close confidante of Mugabe for decades said the nonagenarian always made unilateral decisions and did not care a hoot about the consequences.
Also admitting to having been complicit in many historical mistakes, Mutasa said Mugabe had systematically centralised power over the years and was in the bad habit of making important decisions without either consulting or the knowledge and buy-in of his ministers.
Mutasa claims he was mostly “a mere pawn” during his time in government and did not have control or a voice in the manner in which the government enforced programmes such as Operation Murambatsvina.