via Zanu PF pestering us for economic advice — Chamisa – DailyNews Live 16 September 2014 by Godfrey Mtimba
MASVINGO – Nelson Chamisa, the MDC organising secretary, has said Zanu PF officials were pestering opposition officials in the corridors of Parliament, seeking advice on how to revive Zimbabwe’s collapsing economy.
The former ICT minister told his party’s 15th anniversary at Mucheke Stadium on Saturday that Zanu PF officials have admitted that they have no solutions to save the economy.
“Zanu PF is clueless on what to do with this crumbling economy,” Chamisa told a bumper crowd that turned out for the rally.
“We are now facing torrid times at Parliament with Zanu PF ministers in the pavements. They follow us secretly when we go to the toilets and ask for some advice and ideas to fix the economy.”
He said Zanu PF was aware of the MDC’s ability to run the economy, saying the inclusive government recorded economic growth that was reversed when Zanu PF won an exclusive mandate to run the country in 2013.
“They know that we can run the country’s economy that’s why they are following us even to the toilets at Parliament but we have resolved not to help them,” he said.
“Let them do it for themselves and we will see if they can fix it.”
He said Zanu PF was failing to provide the 2 million jobs it promised in its election manifesto.
There has been accelerated de-industrialisation since Zanu PF’s poll victory.
Chamisa said MDC and its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai were key to economic revival. “Zanu PF has no capacity to revive the industry and create jobs for millions of struggling Zimbabweans,” Chamisa said.