Zim MP with no formal education says he can fix 'broken country'

2016-02-18 14:27


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Harare - A Zimbabwean lawmaker without formal education, Joseph Chinotimba, believes he can "amend" the "broken country" if President Robert Mugabe gives him a chance.

According to New Zimbabwe, the Buhera South legislator said if Mugabe could "surprisingly lose his senses" and appoint him to run the southern African country's most corrupt ministry, most Zimbabweans would be surprised at how he would transform it.

Although Chinotimba fell short of mentioning which ministry he was referring to, he hinted at the troubled ministry of local government, which is faced with challenges of house demolitions in Harare.

The ministry is run by Zanu-PF national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. Kasukuwere is reportedly one of the leaders of the Generation 40 group, a faction within the ruling party set on blocking Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s eventual rise to presidency.

"…I don’t know which ministry that is, but ordinary Zimbabwean know which portfolio is corrupt and under-performing... I can give you an example of demolishing people's houses?,"  Chinotimba was quoted as saying.

Chinotimba is Mugabe's ally. He is also a war veterans leader who led the the country's 2000 farm invasions, which saw the eviction of more than 4 000 white commercial farmers from their farms.

Chinotimba rallied former freedom fighters onto the farms, demanding back land seized a century ago by white settlers.

At the time, Mugabe said the land reforms were meant to correct colonial land ownership imbalances.

Read more on:    saviour kasukuwere  |  robert ­mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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