The leader of anti-corruption pressure group Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ), Godfrey Tsenengamu, said it is preposterous to suggest that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s seeming inability to stop the economic implosion is because those close to him are misleading him.
Tsenengamu queried how a whole president could be misled when he has all the State apparatus and also a coterie of advisors at his disposal. The former ZANU PF official said:
If we say he is not in charge, then that means he is a weak leader and maybe a placeholder.
And if that is the case, then it means that he is unfit for his position.
If we also say that he is being misled by alleged lieutenants, then it also means that he is not what we thought and believed him to be.
How could a whole president be misled when he has all the apparatus at his disposal … think of the intelligence services in the defence, CIO and police. Are they all misleading him?.
He has a whole Cabinet, the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) … politburo, central committee and the Political Actors Dialogue … all there to advise him and you still suggest that he is being misled. Why?
Tsenengamu challenged the 77-year-old to just pull up his socks as he is the president and the chief executive of the country.
He further urged Mnangagwa to start listening to advice and also to deal with endemic corruption which has grounded the economy.