MDC-T vice president Obert Gutu has lauded Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube as the best Treasury chief since the late Bernard Chidzero and the late Ariston Chambati.
Gutu, who has been an ardent supporter of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government since the commencement of the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) last year, expressed his sentiments on Twitter. He wrote:
Mthuli Ncube arguably remains the most astute and able Finance Minister that Zimbabwe has ever had since the days of the late Bernard Chidzero and the late Ariston Chambati.
Notable finance ministers since the duo mentioned by Gutu include Simba Makoni, Herbert Murerwa, Samuel Mumbengegwi, Chris Kuruneri, Patrick Chinamasa, Tendai Biti (during the GNU era), and Ignatius Chombo, whose tenure was cut short prematurely by the November 2017 military coup.
Most of Gutu’s followers were however incensed by his remarks, with some labelling him a “Murakashi”, a term that refers to the government’s apologists and propagandists on social media.