A TOP MDC Renewal Team official has accused Zanu PF of failing to turn around the country’s economic and political fortunes despite its two-thirds majority in Parliament.
By Stephen Chadenga/Ivan Ndlovu
Former Parastatals minister and Renewal Team international relations committee head Gorden Moyo said Zanu PF had failed to take advantage of its control of State machinery to address the country’s economic woes.
“Zanu PF has the super majority in Parliament and sanctions that they have been talking of have been lifted save for Zidera (a United States law that froze assets of leading Zanu PF officials and barred American citizens from doing business with some Zimbabweans companies).
“The EU (European Union) has lifted most of them (sanctions) and even companies which were under sanctions had them relieved,” Moyo told journalists in Gweru last Friday.
He was speaking on the side-lines of the Renewal Team national council meeting held in the Midlands capital.
“(President Robert) Mugabe is chairman of two pan-African institutions, AU (African Union) and Sadc (Southern African Development Community) and he can’t use these advantages besides sleeping behind international cameras,” Moyo said.
“Despite all these advantages the party cannot do anything to deal with the comatose economy and that is why we need alternative economic policies.”
He said the economy was in shambles and government was failing to pay salaries and fulfil other obligations because of governance failure by the ruling party.
“We have been in touch with other political parties and formations with similar ideologies, ideas and objectives as us to form a coalition and that is the only way forward towards transformation of our economy, politics and culture,” he said.
He said the party was going to hold an elective congress at the end of July where the name of the party would be confirmed.
Zanu PF last week won 16 seats, 14 of them left vacant after MDC-T fired Renewal Team MPs.
The MDC formations boycotted the polls demanding electoral reforms.