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13/10/2017 00:00:00
by Staff reporter
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THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says newly sworn in Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation may not enjoy the longest and lonely trip back home from the US but will have no sympathy from Zimbabweans as he presided over an economy which shrunk by close to 40 percent with him at the driving seat.

Patrick Chinamasa whose new ministry has been christened ‘Whatsapp’ ministry by Zimbabweans learnt of the reshuffle while attending to his previous Ministry of finance business in the US.

PDP spokesperson Jacob Mafume, in a statement released on Wednesday, said “Poor Patrick” will have “no sympathy for him from his suffering country”.

However, he was quick to point out that the incoming Ignatius Chombo will actually perform worse than his predecessor.

Mafume adds, “On arrival (Chinamasa) he will be faced with an obligation to report for duty at a Ministry with no office, no desk and secretary to at least bring him a bottle of water, falling from the highest rung of addressing press conferences with 500 scribes at the World Bank to be a nobody waiting for a Ministerial scale salary.”         

“How a country with absent aggregate demand develops inflation rates of up to 53% boggles the mind, Chinamasa must be ashamed of himself. His removal from office was long overdue obviously not for the same reasons that Zanu PF has in mind,” said Mafume.

He blamed Chinamasa for attempting to secure a loan to pay World Bank in a criminally irresponsible and treasonous way.

“We in the PDP thought a proper Minister must have sought major fiscal stimulus in the economy, injecting resources needed to resuscitate collapsing industries thereby creating much needed employment amongst the huge pool of the jobless poor in Zimbabwe.

“The chap must have been fired the moment he started raiding RTGS balances and NOSTRO accounts as well as issuing toxic treasury bills.

“There was shocking economic mismanagement since Chinamasa took custody of economy in 2013, which saw the economy contract by 40% in such a short space of time with unemployment reaching 95%.

“While Chinamasa was incompetent and arrogant, he at least had some decency, Chombo is both incompetent and arrogant but, more concerning he is a shameless master of primitive accumulation and Zimbabweans must be very worried.


“The only reason why he finds himself at the helm of Treasury is that he hails from the central kingdom of Zvimba.”

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