Harare, Zimbabwe(News of the South)-Gokwe-Nembudziya Member of Parliament Justice Mayor Wadyajena has come out against political turncoats who were against President Mnangagwa attacking them for now seeking to land posts in the new Cabinet.
The MP who resolutely stood along ED during the power struggle with Mugabe said many are falling over each other bootlicking the new President for government posts.
“Those falling all over each other pledging loyalty to President ED are just brutes playing meek.
” If you really are PRINCIPLED, there’s no reason to bootlick, your conduct should speak for itself. We’ve seen the danger of personalizing governance & gatekeeping a NATIONAL FIGURE!!’, he said on social media.
Reports of a jostle for positions is reaching fever pitch with President Mnangagwa expected to name a revamped Cabinet this week.
A quoted official lamented about the ongoing fractions.
“These people are trying to outdo each other so that they land posts in the new government.
“Some are even trying to ring-fence the President so that they have sole access to him and control the appointment process, yet these are the same people who wanted him out of government,” a top party official who declined to be named, said.
Oppah Muchinguri formerly Minister of Water in the passing Cabinet and touted to be one of the VP’s dispelled the rumours about her ambitions.
“Well, it’s up to the President to identify areas where I could be of help or of assistance to him. If I remain in my position, I am comfortable with it as I have always been,” she said.
Muchinguri added: “You will remember when we pushed hard to have a woman Vice-President, I was at the forefront campaigning, but I did not consider myself as a candidate as was the situation and case with the former First Lady (Grace Mugabe).
“She herself was doing everything, changing structures just to fit her personal interests. In my case, I paved way for Amai (Joice) Mujuru whom I respected because she was senior to me. So I am saying I am not a person who is greedy, who at every juncture wants a position, no. I will wait until the President decides what he wants to do with me.”
The new Cabinet will have its work cut out with the country in economic doldrums and facing a bleak future.
The jostling for positions is however revealing that for most its a chance to get personal aggrandisements than resuscitate the country.
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