ZCTU lays into MDC-T
While giving a solidarity message at the launch of MDC-T’s policy conference in Harare yesterday, ZCTU secretary-general Mr Japhet Moyo — who holds the same post MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai held before abandoning workers for politics — blasted the MDC-T component of Government for being vague on policy and arrogant in approach to the needs of workers. First in Mr Japhet Moyo’s cross-hairs was MDC-T deputy treasurer Elton Mangoma, who is Energy and Power Development Minister, whom he rapped for refusing to sign an accord between energy workers and their employers before turning his guns on party secretary-general Tendai Biti, who is finance minister, whom he berated for reckless utterances. Ndizvoka? Be very careful of what you say.
“Mai Matibenga, kumacivil servants uko. Ndizvo ka?’’ Mr Moyo said.A visibly angry Biti refused to shake Mr Moyo’s hands when the latter offered it as he gave handshakes to the MDC-T top leadership that sat near the podium.
The MDC-T policy conference has been touted as a jobs and investment showcase and Mr Moyo’s incisive comments, observers said, exposed the indaba for the charade that it is. Analysts have, in recent times, questioned MDC-T’s claim that it seeks to create jobs and invite investment, saying for the four years the party has been in Government it had not created any jobs nor brought a single investment into Zimbabwe as the inclusive Government subsisted on Zanu-PF policies.
MDC-T’s ambivalence on the issue of economic sanctions that depressed the economy, spawning factory closures and job losses has also been cited as the elephant in the room at the policy conference. Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn leader Dr Simba Makoni recently laid into the MDC-T leadership for not bringing anything to the inclusive Government saying Zimbabwe was running on Zanu-PF policies, while the MDC formations concentrated on corruption and grandstanding.
So where is the contribution of the non-Zanu-PF members of the inclusive Government? I would like to be educated on that,” Dr Makoni asked. Bishop Ancelmo Magaya of Grace Ablaze Ministries, who took the podium after Mr Moyo, accused the MDC-T leadership of behaving like employers while Zanu-PF took the role of worker advocacy.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Herald