Tsvangirai hits back at ‘small boy’ Kasukuwere

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday hit back at Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, describing him as a “small boy”, who neither has the capacity nor mandate to comment on his occupation of the government-owned Highlands mansion.

Source: Tsvangirai hits back at ‘small boy’ Kasukuwere – NewsDay Zimbabwe June 22, 2016

by Everson Mushava

Kasukuwere, at the weekend, told Zanu PF supporters in Mutare that Tsvangirai could not challenge the Zanu PF-led government because he was a lodger in a State-owned house.

He said Tsvangirai was surviving on Zanu PF patronage.

But reacting to Kasukuwere’s utterances, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka said his boss’ stay in the mansion was based on a contract with government, which the Local Government minister had no understanding of.

“Kasukuwere is a small boy. He is just being big-headed,” Tamborinyoka said.

“He does not know anything about this house. He cannot comment about it. He has no mandate and capacity to speak about the house. There is a contract with government regarding the occupation of this house.”

Tsvangirai moved into the Highlands mansion during his tenure as prime minister in the unity government between the two MDCs and President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF following disputed elections in 2008.

“Kasukuwere is just an over excited member of G40. The issue of the house is beyond his scope and capacity,” Tamborinyoka continued.

He said one of the conditions of the contract was the right to buy the house as the current tenant if government wished to dispose of it.

“The house has not even been valued. Tsvangirai has even used his money, about half a million dollars, to renovate the house and he has not been paid back the money,” Tamborinyoka said.

Tsvangirai, who handed Mugabe’s first official electoral defeat since independence in 1980, faces criticism that he is compromised in his fight against the 92-year-old leader because of his continued stay in the government house.


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    Joe Cool 6 years ago

    Why doesn’t the MDC-T simply tell us the details of the ‘contract’ instead of ducking and diving with snippets of information convenient to them? Where did Tsvangirai get half a million dollars to spend on house renovations? If he hasn’t been repaid, why hasn’t he sued the government?

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      maita 6 years ago

      Will it create 2.2 million jobs and revive industry?

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      Kevin 6 years ago

      Smart move. You put $500K into something you do not own. MT show the nation why you think you are entitled to this how based on a contract. We are talking about public funds. Be TRANSPARENT!!!!

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    Mpisi 6 years ago

    Give back the house MT. Give up the cavalcade MT. Return to sanity. Walk with people again to restore respect. These things are nothing compared to ones name and reputation. Tell us how you got to have 500 thousand dollars? Bad move.