Former Social Welfare Minister Patrick Zhuwao has denied State media reports that MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa made a deal with former President Robert Mugabe.
State media reported Chamisa met with the Mugabes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and he agreed on a 20-member Cabinet team if MDC Alliance wins the elections on July 30. State media alleged the proposed Cabinet list will be made up of Zanu-PF G40 faction members while Grace Mugabe would be Vice President.
In the latest installment of the Zhuwao Brief Reloaded, Zhuwao dismisses such reports and says Mugabe is supporting Chamisa unconditionally. He states that support for Chamisa is “premised on the need to cure the coup conducted by Mnangagwa and Chiwenga”. Part of Zhuwao’s ZBR reads:
Consequently, support for Chamisa’s presidential bid is unconditional. The narratives that Chamisa has a secret deal with NPF to give a Vice Presidency or any ministerial positions to NPF or any other person or entity is FALSE. The support for Chamisa’s presidential bid does place any obligation, none whatsoever, on Chamisa having to making any promises for government positions to NPF or any other person or entity that is not part of MDC Alliance.
Support for Chamisa is premised on the need to cure the coup that Mnangagwa and Chiwenga conducted on 15th November 2017. It is support that recognises that political forces in Zimbabwe are realigning towards a futuristic focus and orientation that is driven by the demographic reality of a younger population.