Mudzuri Focused On The Economy, Not MDC Congress

MDC co-deputy president Elias Mudzuri said that people should not be sidetracked by the upcoming MDC elective Congress set for the 24th to 26th of May.

Mudzuri said that focus should be on reviving the economy and alleviating the suffering of the masses.

In an interview with Newsday, Mudzuri had this to say:

I really want us to talk about the economic situation, we want the government to account. People are struggling. I am moving around and people cannot afford [basics]. They don’t have the money and there are no jobs.

There are fuel queues everywhere and people are talking about the ease of doing business. That must be the debate because this country is not going to work with political arguments alone.

At the end of the day, this country belongs to all of us and if we are not careful and concentrate on political personalities, we will not find a solution.

… Look at Syria, it has been 10 years with civil war and if we are not serious, we will find ourselves in that situation. Even if we don’t agree, we must find a common vision. We can talk at an individual level.

Right now, we have a dead economy and people are too poor. We have a drought and it is real. We must seek solutions and we are a family as Zimbabweans. There is a need to remove the them-against-us mentality. We are one.

Asked if he has ambitions of challenging for the party’s presidency at the Congress, Mudzuri said he will wait for nominations to be done.

More: Newsday

Elias Mudzuri

Elias Mudzuri is a Zimbabwean engineer, politician and member of parliament for Warren Park. He is a former mayor of Harare, and was the minister of energy in the Government of National Unity. He is a member of the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai for... Read More About Elias Mudzuri

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