Chombo concedes Tsvangirai has power

THE Zanu PF government has admitted it has failed to deliver on its 2013 election promises, saying only MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai had the power to unlock the economic logjam allegedly caused by sanctions.

Source: Chombo concedes Tsvangirai has power – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 14, 2016


Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo told journalists on Tuesday that the economic meltdown, which has seen government failing to pay civil servants and forcing companies to close down, was being caused by the opposition leader.

“He has the power over his white masters, who imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe and are causing this economic meltdown. He should go back to the people he asked to call for sanctions so that they stop them,” he said.

Despite targeted sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and a few of his top lieutenants, Zanu PF in 2013 promised to create a $10 billion economy and 2,2 million jobs.

Chombo said the effects of the sanctions on Mugabe’s government continued to grow yearly and will continue to hurt Zimbabwe until Tsvangirai acted.

But MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu said Tsvangirai had nothing to do with corruption in government, which was hurting the economy.

“Tsvangirai has neither the diplomatic nor the constitutional authority to run the international relations portfolio of foreign countries such as Britain and the United States or any other country for that matter,” he said.

“Tsvangirai is not in government and, thus, he is not responsible for mismanaging and ruining Zimbabwe’s economy the way Zanu PF has done over the past three decades.”

Chombo vowed Mugabe would not step down until his five-year term of office expires.


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    XOLANI 6 years ago

    Chombo must not blem Tsvangirai,because hes not the one who hold the keys to unlock the sanctions. mugabe and his zanu pf must stape down on the chair. and leave tsvangirai being the president of the country. changes will be there. since mugabe chase away whites thats everything came worse stragguling in zimbabwe. whites they were providing many things farming, jobs and etc. will wont wait for his term to finish, mugabe must go down. just have a look in south africa. they are living good life because of whites. #MUGABEMUSTGO.

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    Chanisa 6 years ago

    We have all read the long list of Chombo’s acquisitions under this regime. The hatchet man has neither scruple nor moral fiber, stomping as he does on the bones of valiant heroes long vilified, framed, persecuted, murdered and abandoned by his similarly evil master. His twisted logic can only be that of the criminal, thieving cabal he belongs to, directed at molested and frazzled peasants who know not anymore what to believe after decades of wanton rape by political sex maniacs. Does your education mean anything to anyone else but you and Mugabe Doctor Chombo? We have long known now that your psychotic master thrives atop dirty lieutenants. The good ones are all gone.