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Kasukuwere unqualified to attack the premier
MDC Youth Assembly is greatly shocked by the recent attack on Prime
Minister Morgan Tsvangirai by Youth Empowerment Minister Saviour
Kasukuwere describing the Premier as a "loose cannon"
protecting "imperial interests". This was after the
Prime Minister charged last week that the country's indigenization
policy is driven by a "cowboy mentality". This has
proved beyond reasonable doubt that Kasukuwere and Zanu PF are determined
to use asset stripping and plunder policy disguised as "indigenization"
as a tool to enrich themselves as was with the land invasions.
Kasukuwere is a beneficiary
of Zanu PF's "gravy train" determined to do whatever
it takes to make money for himself and keep the former ruling party
in government despite the economic ramifications. It has been learnt
that Kasukuwere occupied various farms which include part of Pimento
farm in Mashonaland central; South Bamboo Creek in Shamva; Cornucopia
farm Orchard in Mazowe (500 ha). This was named in the addendum
to the land reform and resettlement program national audit report
just to mention but a few.
The attack on the Premier
will continue to scare away potential foreign investors, investors
whose investment will kick start the economy ruined by over a decade
of misrule and corruption. The deadly so called indigenous policy
encourages company grabbing at the expense of foreign direct investment
much needed for job creation and genuine economic growth stimulation.
Of concern to most Zimbabweans
is that Kasukuwere who enforces the policy as the minister is a
businessman on his own right, with vast interest in many sectors
of the economy hence his indigenization policy is rhetoric rather
Already he is being accused
of planning to acquire a substantial shareholding in foreign owned
companies in the country to boost his existing enterprise. Born
on the 23rd of October 1970, Kasukuwere owns ComOil (Pvt) Ltd an
oil procurement company, Migdale Holdings ltd, Allen Wack and Shepherd.
He is reportedly a shareholder of Interfresh.
Starting as a low-ranking
member of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) in the late
1980's; very little is known about how Kasukuwere built his
vast business empire.
Tsvangirai is a clear show of high levels of disrespect, disobedience
desperation and confusion. Kasukuwere, who has explicitly exposed
his lack of wisdom as far as distinguishing between under-the-tree
politicking and serious policy protocol doubled that with the exposure
of his gross incompetence and ignorance of governance procedure.
Section 20.1.4(a), (b) and (e) of the GPA
clearly and categorically compels Kasukuwere to report and hence
be obedient to the Premier as the chair of the council of ministers
and as the second in command in the cabinet presidium.
It is an open
secret to all Zimbabweans that this misguided ZANU PF Indigenous
drive is a looting strategy. People know that ZANU PF is living
its last days as Zimbabweans are ready to vote them out come next
elections. They want to loot and destroy for the last time. Kasukuwere
and others must be reminded that President Tsvangirai was democratically
by the people of Zimbabwe on the 29th of March 2008. He won the
election, he carries people's mandate and Mugabe knows that,
and should frequently and constantly remind the likes of Kasukuwere
and others. Attacking the Premier is tantamount to attacking the
people of Zimbabwe.
MDC Youth Assembly would
like to urge Kasukuwere that as a minister responsible for Youth
Empowerment should focus much on facilitating the creation of the
much needed jobs to the youths considering that Zimbabwe has over
90% of unemployed youth rather than personal looting. As a people's
party we believe in a genuine empowerment drive that socially and
economically uplift young people's lives.
The MDC Youth Assembly
will continue to be a robust, honest and leading youth movement
in Zimbabwe and is now more determined to fight all battles in the
war towards attainment of total social, economic and political justice
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