Mnangagwa's team clash with Masiyiwa and Mthuli Ncube?
By Staff writer | 04 Mar 2019 at 08:47hrs
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's team is unhappy with Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube and Econet Wireless Boss Strive Masiyiwa accusing the duo of failing to attract investments, Professor Jonathan Moyo has revealed.
The team is reportedly also accusing the newly formed Presidential Advisory Council of failing to produce useful solutions for the country's problems.
"Mnangagwa's inner circle is complaining that PAC has had several meetings and all failed to produce even ONE big idea." Prof. Moyo said. "They also say they are unhappy with Strive Masiyiwa and Mthuli Ncube who have failed to use their global connections to get just ONE bailout or line of credit for Zimbabwe."
In February there were reports that the members of the Presidential Advisory Council clashed with Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba when they met at their inaugural meeting on Charamba is reported to have wanted the PAC to focus only on international re-engagement an instruction which was thrashed.
"The Presidential Advisory Council met and its members were unhappy with George Charamba trying to lecture them on what they were supposed to do, limiting their terms of reference to international re-engagement. Apparently, UNDP is funding the group." National Patriotic Front Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire said after the meeting.
"The PAC members who attended the meeting resisted Charamba's bossy attempts to confine them to international reengagement and instead organised themselves in clusters according to areas of expertise, e. g health, and insisted they would only advise in areas of expertise."
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been on a diplomatic offensive to open lines of credit for Zimbabwe without any success.