By Brian Maphosa
THE Welshman Ncube (pictured) led MDC says the new Emmerson Mnangagwa led government has failed to lift the country back to economic prosperity even after throwing out former leader Robert Mugabe whose disastrous policies were blamed for the mess.
Party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said in a statement to mark 38 years of independence that the country was now worse off under the Mnangagwa led administration.
“As a social democratic party which strives for equality of all persons and prosperity for all, we would have hoped to commemorate the day under different circumstances from the present ones.
“For us it is not political posturing to boldly declare that Zimbabwe is worse off under the rule of Zanu PF.
“No matter which way you look at it, be it in the health sector, education and business, everything is crumbling,” he said.
The MDC spokesperson said there was no evidence on the ground the country was now under a different leadership from that of Mugabe who has been accused of running down the once prosperous country.
“One key footnote about this year’s commemorations is that for the first time in 38 years, Zimbabwe will be marking Independence Day without Robert Mugabe as the President. However, Mugabeism is still very entrenched in our current government.
“A far worse Mugabe in the form of Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Zanu PF led Junta administration is still ruling,” said the MDC.
Mugabe was dislodged in November last year when the military seized control of government, forcing him to give up his job.