Outspoken traditional leader Nhlanhlayamangwe Felix Ndiweni of Nthabazinduna is of the view that Zimbabwe should have an interim government made up of technocrats as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has failed to run the affairs of the country.
The chief suggested that the temporary government should rule the country for two years in order to restart the country on a path to economic recovery.
Speaking to the Daily News, Chief Ndiweni said that the interim government should demilitarise Zimbabwean politics for it to get international support. Said the controversial chief:
It must (also) remove the armed services from local and central government departments. It must remove politics from the armed services.
Hence international assistance would be there on tap from the word go.
These are fundamental changes which mean that we would have drastically reduced the power of the current administration.
However, if the current administration does not want to go down this route, then the country as a whole will continue in this economic meltdown.
This is inescapable. We are not interested in why this administration has failed.
All we are interested in is how this administration overcomes the challenges…In the private sector, if you do not perform you are shown the door – even if you had reasons as to why you failed.
Chief Ndiweni was recently warned to be careful by the government as he has openly backed the opposition MDC as well as call for sanctions to be added on the country’s ruling elite.
At one point, the chief was accosted by suspected ZANU PF thugs who wanted to sequestrate his government-issued vehicle while he was in Bulawayo.