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Nkomo lucky to be VP — MDC-T


MDC-T has described recent statements by Vice-President John Nkomo declaring that the coalition government was unworkable, as “reckless, irresponsible and misbegotten”.

The party said Nkomo should consider himself lucky to be the country’s Vice-President.

Nkomo was elected vice-president at Zanu PF’s congress in 2009 amid intense jockeying where interested party stalwarts burnt the midnight oil and threw mud at him.

Speculation swirled that he finally landed the post after the intervention of the powers-that-be.

Nkomo reportedly told a Zanu PF meeting in Esigodini, Matabeleland South, recently that: “Zanu PF and MDC can’t sit down in government and map the way forward as there are wide differences in the way we view development.”

MDC-T said instead of being an agent of national healing, Nkomo had chosen to be a “purveyor of acrimony”.

“The MDC calls on Zanu PF and John Nkomo to fulfil their side of the bargain in order to resolve outstanding issues and move Zimbabwe ahead,” the party said in a statement.

“Nkomo should have made use of the platform to inspire and instill confidence in the people by talking about fertilisers and agricultural inputs – what the government is doing to try and improve the lives of the people.”

MDC-T said the inclusive government was a temporary power-sharing agreement whose sole purpose was to pull Zimbabwe out of the political and economic quagmire.

“It is therefore reckless that Nkomo would suggest that the formation of the inclusive government was a grave political mistake because the only mistake that the people of Zimbabwe ever made, and regrettably so, was to allow Zanu PF’s shadow to dance within the frames of the Zimbabwe portrait,” said MDC-T.

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