Kasukuwere misled the nation: MDC youths

The MDC-T Youth Assembly has denied claims by Zanu (PF)’s empowerment point man, Savior Kasukuwere, that it had asked to be included in the looting of foreign companies under the guise of indigenisation.

Saviour Kasukuwere
Saviour Kasukuwere

In an exclusive interview with The Zimbabwean, Secretary General Promise Mkwananzi and President Solomon Madzore said it was impossible to have an empowered society in an environment where the people were still suffering from political violence.

They dismissed as “a blatant lie” Kasukuwere’s statement to the press that they had sought to be involved in the empowerment crusade, where Zanu (PF) is stripping investors of 51 percent of their shareholding.

“First we need political stability before we empower people. Currently people are suffering, so how do you empower them?” asked Mkwananzi.

On Thursday Kasukuwere told the media: “I asked them, (the youths) what their problem was with indigenisation and they told me that they support it and suggested that the indigenous cake be shared equally among the coalition government partners.”

Mkwananzi confirmed that the assembly met Kasukuwere, but said the MDC youths did not want shares for themselves but for the people of Zimbabwe who have not benefited from previous government policies such as the land reform programme, and who are not currently benefiting from government loans.

“We want all people to benefit from empowerment and not just a few,” said Mwananzi.

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