Mugabe’s nephew says MDC has outlived its usefulness


President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwawo says the Movement for Democratic Change has outlived its usefulness that is why there are now squabbles among its leadership. The squabbles, he said, had nothing to do with the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. “If you remember very well when the MDC was formed in 1999, it was formed from the National Constitutional Assembly and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions with the main aim of pushing for the crafting and adoption of a new constitution. Now that the constitution was crafted and adopted it is no longer relevant. The reasons why it was formed are no longer there and that is why you see the party collapsing. Look at history and history will never lie… I do not see this party rising up again. It has collapsed because, as I have said, its mandate is no longer there. What they need to do now is to re-organise and assist the ruling party in coming up with best advice on developing the nation and nothing else,” Zhuwawo told New


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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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