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Kasukuwere under fire over MDC-T slur

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ZANU PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has come under attack for claiming that opposition MDC-T had caused the collapse of most companies in Bulawayo.

ZANU PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has come under attack for claiming that opposition MDC-T had caused the collapse of most companies in Bulawayo. BY BATANAI MUTASA

Kasukuwere on Sunday urged Bulawayo residents at a campaign rally for Zanu PF Makokoba parliamentary candidate Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube, to dump the MDC-T which he blamed for allegedly running down the city for close to a decade.

MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu yesterday said Kasukuwere’s claims were “outrageous, false, spurious and an unfortunate further insult on the people of Matabeleland as a whole”.

“He is taking them for granted because MDC-T is not running the government and it is on record that the whole of Matabeleland has been ignored by Zanu PF which makes it the least developed region in the country,” he added.

“He (Kasukuwere) should have acknowledged that Bulawayo, under the total control of MDC-T , is the most efficiently run council in the country.

“In any case, why is Zanu PF focusing their attacks on the MDC which is not even contesting the June 10 by-elections?” he queried.

The MDC-T has refused to participate in the upcoming polls and is currently holding countrywide rallies held under the theme “No Reforms, No Elections” to explain the party’s decision to boycott the ballot.

Bulawayo Agenda director Mmeli Dube echoed Gutu’s sentiments saying people would read through Kasukuwere’s cheap politics.

“He unfortunately confirms the Zanu PF illusion that the government is responsible for development in only a portion of the country,” he added.

Dube said the ruling party could not live without blaming other people.

“These are just diversion tactics to shift attention from the fact that Zanu PF is failing to deliver its manifesto.

They promised employment, but people are actually losing jobs and the government is trying to find scapegoats and decoys,” he added.

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