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MDC-T blames Zanu PF for economic collapse

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THE MDC-T shadow Cabinet is concerned with what it terms failure by the Zanu PF government to take the country forward.

MOSES MATENGA

The shadow Cabinet convened in Harare last week at a meeting chaired by the MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and deliberated on a number of issues including the alleged politicisation of food distribution.

Shadow minister for Information Nelson Chamisa said: “The shadow Cabinet noted with concern that more than 100 days in office, the Zanu PF government has failed to take off. The country is at a standstill. Nothing is moving because of the paralysis of direction and ideas within government.”

Chamisa, who is also the party’s organising secretary, said the MDC-T Cabinet was disturbed by the intention of government to demolish people’s homes.

“The civil servants issue is one of our major concerns as an MDC government and it’s a concern that government is failing to address. The issue of politicisation of food aid and input distribution is another great concern,” Chamisa said. “The shadow Cabinet resolved to put mechanisms in place to
address these matters. We have the solutions and ideas, but we will get regular briefing from our ministers. They will give answers on the direction they need the country to take so that we are an alternative. We will give solutions.”

Chamisa said the Cabinet was also alarmed over the level of corruption in the country.

The MDC-T suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Zanu PF in the July 31 harmonised elections which the movement has disputed claiming massive rigging and vote theft.

With over 100 days in office, Zanu PF faces a mammoth task in coming up with the 2014 National Budget while hundreds of people are losing jobs on a daily basis because of a crumbling economy characterised by a serious liquidity crisis.

MPs and Senators last week said they had not been paid their allowances since assuming office.

The country continues to face a myriad of challenges including company closures, power cuts and water shortages.

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