Tuesday, 19 June 2018

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe acolyte forms new political party to challenge Mnangagwa

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

A retired Zimbabwean general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe has formed a political party to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the polls later this year, the new grouping said on Monday.

 

Ambrose Mutinhiri, a veteran of Zimbabwe’s 1970s independence war, quit the ruling ZANU-PF party and gave up his parliamentary seat last Friday, then met Mugabe on Sunday to brief him about the latest developments according to NPF statement.

The NPF said it was formed by ZANU-PF members and Zimbabweans “outraged by the unconstitutional and humiliating manner in which President Mugabe was criminally ousted from leadership … by real criminals who have shamefully damaged Zimbabwe’s fledgling democracy.

Mugabe’s policies are blamed by many for the decline of Zimbabwe from breadbasket to basket case, with unemployment above 80 percent, dilapidated public infrastructure and severe shortages of hard currency that spawned hyper-inflation.

Still, the NPF said it would soon challenge the legality of Mnangagwa’s government at the Constitutional Court.

 

Contact Information

Gotel Communications Ltd,
Modire Hills,
Off Mubi Expressway,
Jimeta-Yola,
Adamawa State,
Nigeria.

Email:

info@gotelonline.com

Contact no:

+234(0)8032562003