Tsvangirai, Mugabe clash

By Moses Muchemwa

Bulawayo - President Robert Mugabe has once again clashed with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai over a ministerial retreat that was scheduled for this month.

The meeting which was organised by the Prime Minister's office was meant to put Cabinet Ministers, their deputies and permanent secretaries to map the way forward to tackle the economic crisis.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Gordon Moyo had announced that the ministerial retreat would focus on the implementation of the Short Term Emergency Recovery Programme (STERP).

However President Mugabe has ordered the cancellation of the retreat without giving reasons.

A statement released by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda confirmed that Mugabe was not happy with the proposed ministerial retreat.

Analysts criticised Mugabe for throwing spanners in the Prime Minister's sterling job of seeking ways to bail Zimbabwe of the deep humanitarian and economic crisis.

The analysts added that Mugabe remained a major stumbling block to the successful implementation of economic recovery programmes because of fear of losing support to Tsvangirai.

The economic analysts said ever since Tsvangirai joined the government last month, the economic situation was likely to improve because the MDC has the potential to attract major investors.


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