ED’s UNGA Address “Full Of Nothing”: Chamisa
The MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has torn into President Emmerson Mnangagwa describing his address at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as a non event ‘full of nothing.’
President Mnangagwa addressed the UNGA yesterday evening where he continued with ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ mantra while committing to ensure that Harare attains middle income economy by 2030 among other issues.
Speaking to 263Chat in telephone interview today, Chamisa’s spokesperson, Dr Nkululeko Sibanda dismissed Mnangagwa’s address charging that he missed an opportunity to show the world how he wants the country to move towards complete legitimacy.
“What President Nelson Chamisa would have done is to show the world how he wants to move this country to full and complete legitimacy, not to try to carry out PR exercise but also to show case Zimbabwe as a country that has sufficient political stability to attract investment.
“He would have asked other countries to partner with this country to stabilize our economic situation so that Zimbabwe can graduate to the 21st century.
Sibanda added that Mnangagwa’s address was ‘cold’ and very thin on detail accusing his delegation made up of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr John Mangudya and Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube of sleeping on the job.
“Unfortunately, his economic advisers, including the Finance Minister and the governor of the Reserve Bank have also been doing a terrible job courtesy of UNGA.”
United Kingdom based lecturer and former Advisor to the late Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai during the inclusive government, Alex Magaisa had no kind words for the central bank boss after he struggled to explain himself in an interview with Bloomberg.
“It was a shoddy performance from the governor,” said Magaisa while posting on his micro blogging site Twitter today.
However, Zanu PF secretary for Information and Publicity Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo differed with Dr Sibanda saying President Mnangagwa’s speech at the 73rd UNGA was fantastic.
“It was a fantastic speech, very informative, very well tailored, very well presented and indeed articulated the vision of the second republic,” he said.
MDC-T Deputy President, Obert Gutu has also dashed to the defence of Mnangagwa’s speech at the UNGA saying it was a good address which confirms that Zimbabwe is in safe hands.
“Very good address by HE President Emmerson Mnangagwa @ UNGA 73rd Session yesterday.
“Zimbabwe is indeed in safe hands,” tweeted Gutu.