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Do we still need Mutambara in the Government of National Unity?

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Newly elected MDC president Welshman Ncube on Tuesday declared that he is now the principal of the party and will soon be “drinking tea” beside President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in the inclusive government.

Although he said Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara will remain in his position in government, “unless the party chooses otherwise”, Ncube declared that as the leader of his party, he would deal with all issues to do with principals in the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

“Being Deputy Prime Minister does not necessarily mean that one remains a principal,” said Ncube.

“Principals are principals and they are the leaders of the parties. That means that the principals that we now have are (President) Mugabe, (PM) Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube.”

Ncube said as DPM, Mutambara will be carrying out functions related to the government while he (Ncube) would be in charge of party business.

These comments were made by Professor Welshan Ncube in NewsDay, January 11, 2011 but the question some of my fellow Zimbabweans who don’t understand politics just like me have is this:

Do we still need Professor Mutamabara in the Government of National Unity? Can someone please explain to us the role of the principal and that of Deputy Prime Minister since MDC M had Professor Mutambara as their principal in the GNU and after being voted out at the recent MDC congress what role does he still have in government?

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