By A Correspondent- The minister of Defence, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has surprised the nation by blaming the late former President Robert Mugabe for the failed country’s economy.
Muchinguri was giving a vote of thanks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioned a Dairy Production and Milk Value Addition Centre of Excellence at the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) farm last week when she said this.
She said she was recently left tongue-tied when she was asked tough questions on government performance in the past 40 years by the public.
She, however, said the country had realised meaningful development in the past three years that Mnangagwa has been in power.
“President, I was being asked what we were doing in the last 40 years because there was no development. The only meaningful development being witnessed only started three years ago…where were you Cde Muchinguri, I was asked,” said Muchinguri-Kashiri.
“I had no answer to that, President, but I later said, maybe God wanted things to be done in the second republic. I am sure that was a good answer I gave.”
Both Muchinguri-Kashiri and Mnangagwa were key members of Mugabe’s government since 1980. The same government was accused of running down the economy, gross human rights violations among other challenges.