The Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) members appointed last month are said to have clashed with Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba when they met for the first time last week Friday. Charamba apparently wanted the PAC to focus only on international re-engagement, which the PAC disagreed with.
Revealed Patriotic Front Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire:
“The Presidential Advisory Council met and its members were unhappy with George Charamba trying to lecture them on what they were supposed to do, limiting their terms of reference to international re-engagement. Apparently, UNDP is funding the group.
“The PAC members who attended the meeting resisted Charamba’s bossy attempts to confine them to international reengagement and instead organised themselves in clusters according to areas of expertise, e. g health, and insisted they would only advise in areas of expertise.”
Trevor Ncube, a prominent media entrepreneur who is part of the PAC
“Members of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) met for the first time yesterday (Friday) afternoon for a briefing session with Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet. The session was a prelude to an inaugural meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa soon.
“PAC members are non-partisan professionals with distinguished achievements in the private sector, public sector and international organisations. PAC members receive no remuneration or perks from the government. They volunteer their time for the benefit of the nation.
“Transitioning from decades of dictatorship to normalcy is generally fraught with huge challenges and never easy. Our political and economic turbulence demands that we find each other to craft durable solutions. Our nation is hurting and needs all the help it can get.”