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Opposition parties hit back at Mugabe


Opposition parties have said President Mugabe’s Million-Man March speech on Wednesday stipulating that the opposition was clueless on how to revive the economy, shows that the nonagenarian leader could not clean up his own mess.

Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters who convened at Robert Mugabe Square for the million man march President Mugabe made sensational claims that the country’s opposition is clueless on how to turn around the economy.

“Our opposition is peculiar,” said President Mugabe adding that he could not point out a single gesture from the opposition which is meant to revive the economy.

However, MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu said that Mugabe is the chief culprit responsible for the downfall of the country’s economy.

“In his heart of hearts, President Mugabe knows that he has been the number one impediment to the socio-economic development of Zimbabwe,” said Gutu.

He added that the Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change proved it that it can change the country’s economy during the inclusive government era.

“Mugabe knows that MDC has very viable and bankable alternative policies that can help turn around the economic fortunes in record time.

“Our performance during the inclusive government period clearly proved that the MDC has got what it takes to take Zimbabwe to the next level,” he said adding that MDC is not going to limp come 2018 elections.

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Zimbabwe People First spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo echoed the above sentiments saying that President is one who messed the economy of the country.

“He is the one who messed up Zimbabwe’s socio-economic development and now he wants to blame it on others,” fumed Gumbo.

Gumbo, who is the former spokesperson of Zanu PF also queried the basis of President Mugabe’s allegations.

“How can Mugabe judge if one can boost the country’s economy when they have not been in power. He said that Mugabe needs to give others a chance to turn around the country’s economy.

Jacob Mafume, People Democratic Party, (PDP) spokesperson had no kind words for President Mugabe. He said that President Mugabe has ripped the country’s economy apart.

“Mugabe is the biggest destroyer of this country’s economy, why then does he want to blame the people who have never got a chance in the office,” said Mafume.

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