Zanu PF election manifesto sold voters dummy: People First

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People First spokesperson Rugare Gumbo

FORMER Zanu PF stalwarts, fired and now operating under the banner People First, say Zimbabweans were sold a
dummy when the ruling party promised to create 2,2 million jobs in the run-up to the 2013 elections.

Obey Manayiti

With at least 18 000 jobs lost in just two weeks after the Supreme Court’s labour ruling allowing employers to terminate workers’ contracts by simply giving them three months’ notice, People First said Zanu PF had no capacity to create jobs.

People First spokesperson Rugare Gumbo
People First spokesperson Rugare Gumbo
blamed the Zanu PF government for creating a hostile business environment
which kept investors at bay.

He said the ruling party was now dominated by “greedy and over-ambitious” people who were clueless on finding
ways to create employment.

“The problem is that there is very little that the party can do now (to create jobs) because the economy is failing to perform,” Gumbo said.

“The other aspect is that the leaders created divisions in that party and now there is no cohesion among the people
and no working together. Therefore, no one is in a position to give the best to resolve the crisis.”

The former Zanu PF spokesperson said apart from lacking strategy, corruption, greediness and power hunger were
contributing to the mess in the country.

Former Zanu PF Harare youth leader Jim Kunaka and Setfree Mafukidze, who are also now linked to People First after
their expulsion from the ruling party, said President Robert Mugabe was folding his hands while the country was
burning.

“The state of the nation clearly points to a failed government. Zanu PF has failed the youths and general populace.
Party elites are the ones benefiting now from this crisis,” the two said in a joint statement.

“As youths of Zimbabwe, we feel that the government has let us down in so many ways and has dismally failed to fulfil its 2013 election campaign message.”

Added the two youths: “This is a sad development which we feel will affect the youths as no employment will affect
them the most. There is no future to talk about. We, therefore, urge President Mugabe and Zanu PF to start protecting the interests of the workers and also make the environment conducive for foreign direct investment.”

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  1. Now vana Jim are talking of Foregn direct investment??????. Handivo here vakadzinga Bill Gates in mbare when he wanted to give it face lift.
    The other investment was that garage which they denied they denied a fellow Zimbabwean to build in Mbare.
    Saka nhasi mavakuziva kuti kune inv!stment haikona destruction.
    Kudzidza hakuperi gore rino……

  2. They also refused to give G5 contract to fix Masvingo Road in preparation of 2010 world cup because the company had refused to pay for bribe.

  3. This is the reason why in 1999 we formed a labor party called MDC we really wanted change and even now we want change in our lives. Our old man is now too old and frail he is unable to control his colleagues. The man does not have any strategy to fix the bleeding economy except to rig elections. Gumbo is now talking sense but I feel its too late . It was a good idea to say it all during his time as ZANU PF spokesperson.

  4. The basics are – the richest nations are in the northern region, that is, USA, EU, Canada, Japan and the rich Arabs. The key to prosperity is to somehow get that money to cascade to the Third World from the rich north which is predominately white. That is ineluctable. Statecraft should be about luring the rich northerners to come and put their money in the very poor black south. This country had been very lucky to have a small group of intrepid whites who were very good at creating jobs but Mugabe blew it. Mugabe does not know society operated during white rule which is why he rushed headlong into politics. We are told Mugabe is a“formidable intellectual”?? For doing what? Do not make me laugh. Mugabe is stuck on time warp – he is the dinosaur-type who think opposing everything done by a whiteman is a sign of intelligence. I have not seen anything on Mugabe that shows he has special talent or intelligence. What is needed is street wisdom more than anything else. You cannot hope for prosperity when you expel those whites who are rich with unique skills like what Mugabe has done.

    It seems my ban has been lifted by Newsday. You want people to post lies because you are petrified of Mugabe. The truth will never change.

  5. One sentence should read, “Mugabe does not know how society operated during white rule which is why he rushed headlong into politics”.

  6. At the rate at which people are loosing their jobs.. there is a high possibility 2 million would have lost their jobs by 2018. Chinondifadza ndecichi in 2017 ZANU will start giving out T-Shirts again and we will vote for them again.

  7. Gody stop thinking negative by saying we will vote for them in 2018.The time is now that we must start thinking the way forwad beyond 2018 i personaly feel as people of zimbabwe we must do something now not to wait for 2018 its too far we cant wait for them to organize more ways of rigging

  8. Madyira ! YOU GUYS MUST BE SERIOUS WITH YOUR PARTY WE DONT WANT LAST MINUTE ORGANISERS SIMBI INOROHWA ICHAPISA IF YOU ARE SERIOUS LETS SEE THE PARTY CAMPAINING NOW NOT TO HIDE BY THE FINGER WE WANT SERIOUS PEOPLE.THE NATION NEEDS TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE STANDING

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