via Tsvangirai to present alternative state-of-the-nation address – DailyNews Live 20 JANUARY 2014
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will tomorrow present an alternative state-of-the-nation address to proffer solutions to deepening politico-socio-economic problems bedevilling the country.
The address, to be made from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harare, is expected to be attended by the business community, the media, students and civic society leaders, among other interested groups.
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka told the Daily News that the event has been necessitated by the multi-layered crises confronting the country.
“The country is facing the crises of legitimacy arising from the stolen election, governance and leadership, as well as a crisis of expectations, emanating from unfulfilled Zanu PF promises,” Tamborinyoka said.
He said during the event, Tsvangirai will proffer possible solutions to the problems, including the protracted salary battle between government and civil servants.
“Zanu PF claimed an overwhelming victory in the previous elections, but what the ordinary Zimbabweans are being made to see now is under-whelming delivery,” Tamborinyoka said.
“The country is on its knees, yet the leadership of the country does not seem to have a clue on how to solve the challenges.
“Some even have the luxury to go on leave, as if all is well in the country,” he said, apparently referring to President Robert Mugabe who has just returned from his annual vacation and is expected back at work this month-end.