Mutambara Under fire For Heaping Praises On Mugabe

Mutambara is the Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in the shaky inclusive government.

Mutambara praised Mugabe on 25 March at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex, describing him as “a consistent leader with organisational capacity and strategic vision”, among others. 

Mutambara also said President Mugabe has “generational” ideas that produced “generational” results like Independence. “What is the generational result for Mutambara, Kasukuwere and Chamisa? As our generation, we are envious of you President Mugabe,” he said.

MDC supporters who gathered at the New Market Centre in Masvingo on Thursday quizzed the provincial leadership and pleaded with it to file an urgent petition to Mutambara demanding him to either ask for apology or leave the office.

MDC-M national chairman Jourbert Mudzumwe confirmed that Mutambara’s ‘reckless’ statements sparked an out row in the party but he was however, quick to say that everything was under control.

“Its not that outrageous, as a democratic party we can’t stop them from holding different opinion concerning that. A lot of people in our party especially in Masvingo and Gweru were riled by his (Mutambara) statements.

“They have not yet informed us on the course of action which they want us to take, but the situation is under control,” said Mudzumwe.

Benaya Muchovo who lost to MDC-T’s Professor Elphas Mukonoweshuro in Gutu South constituency during 2008 elections, confirmed that Masvingo is fast losing patience on Mutambara.

“Masvingo is losing patience on this man; he is using reckless statements which compromise our position as a party. Our meeting today was just to deliberate on the exact course to follow,” said Muchovo.