MDC says Mnangagwa’s trip to the UN was a shameless trip of lies


His Finance Minister Prof Mthuli Ncube seems to be learning fast, he also lied and mismatched figures while addressing the Zimbabwe Investor Forum on the sidelines of the General Council.

He overstated statistics on the ZSE’s cumulative return since March 2009 to 2000% whose variance to the actual 600% return is just too much of an irreconcilable gap.

Then in a clear sign of selling his soul and committing integrity suicide, Ncube supported Mnangagwa’s claim to create a medium income economy of $3500 GDP per Capita by 2030. This cannot be reconciled with Mthuli’s projections of 6% annual growth rates.

Achieving the above per capita income by 2030 will require an average growth rate of 11% considering population growth does not go beyond 16 Million.

Forget the poor show by John Panonetsa Mangudya in his New York Presentation, the lies by Dambudzo assisted by Mthuli did serious damage in portraying Zimbabwe as a country of dishonest global citizens.

It was a shameless show.

We expect Zanu PF to know that the apparatus used to rig elections back at home are unavailable in the global village.

We need honest re-engagement based on realities on the ground.

Legitimacy issues must be sorted out, there is no substitute to that. The high country risk profile must be eradicated through respect of human and property rights, the rule of law and an honest shunning of corruption.

There must be institutional, political and pain staking economic reform.

In the interim Zimbabwe must do away with pictures dominating international media those of deadly diseases, starving children, economic chaos, political instability and conflict.

These must be issues any serious government will focus on then use this strong foundation as a basis for honest re-engagement.

The UN trip has gone down the drain and tax payer’s money gone to waste.

Bekhithemba Mpofu

MDC National Deputy Spokesperson


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