WATCH - President Ramaphosa 100 days V President Mnangagwa 100 Part 2 - Leave a Comment
AFTER taking power on the back of a bloodless coup last November, President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised it would “business unusual” and indeed in some respects there have been signs of change, but on the whole it has been much ado about nothing.
The difference between Mnangagwa’s government and his predecessor Robert Mugabe’s 37 year-rule is that with the former there has been a lot of public face showing, a bit of better communication with the public when compared with the latter’s caste system that was a virtual closed book even to some of his ministers.
Mnangagwa seemed to have anchored his transitional authority that was meant to underwrite his assault on elections set for later this year on the fight against corruption.
However, critics argue this has turned into a corrosive witch-hunt for those linked with Mugabe and his G40 cohorts.
Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo and his Foreign Affairs counterpart Walter Mzembi headline the lot that has found itself in and out of courtroom for one crime or another, but mostly abuse of office.
Most of Mnangagwa’s ministers still do not pick up their mobile phones a streak carried from the Mugabe days while his Education minister still holds Press conferences late on a Sunday. The few that picked their phones were unwilling to talk about their failures and achievements if any.