Dr. Walter Mzembi was one of the most known and respected Ministers of Tourism representing one of the most controversial governments when he ran as a candidate for UNWTO Secretary-General last year representing the government of Zimbabwe.
The word is still out among many that Dr. Mzembi was the most qualified UNWTO candidate but couldn’t win because of the government he represented.
De regearing dy't hy fertsjintwurdige ûnder eks-presidint Robert Mugabe wie op 'e "negearje en gjin petearlist" foar in protte lannen yn' e wrâld, en nei in sêfte militêre oername yn novimber hat dit Súd-Afrikaanske lân in nij gesicht.
Elections are in the pipeline and the new administration has been trying hard to silence those involved with the former regime. Many former public servants were ousted from their political party, others were harassed in many different ways.
A report today in one of Zimbabwe’s most followed online tabloids, Zimeye, suggests that Mzembi may at the end of this week re-enter the political fray on the MDC Alliance ticket led by the 40-year-old Advocate and former Minister of ICT in the inclusive government of 2009-13, Mr. Nelson Chamisa. Speculation is rife that Mzembi may follow his G40 comrades who recently met Mr. Chamisa and seemingly have joined the Alliance to try and fight back at the new regime that unceremoniously dumped them after the exit of Robert Mugabe through a soft coup that installed his former Vice President, and now President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
When eTN contacted Dr. Mzembi for a comment he denied any talks with the MDC Alliance.
Wylst hy heul respektfol wie foar de MDC Alliance President, adv Nelson Chamisa, dy't hy seit dat hy heul nau wurke hat yn 'e ynklusive regearing fan 2009-2013, en him mei leafde oantsjut as "myn jonge broer," seit Mzembi dat hy net is lid wurden fan' e MDC Alliance en tinkt net oer sa'n aksje foarôfgeand oan harmonisearre ferkiezings yn 2018.
Doch mei har is de rapste en maklikste rûte foar my om myn parlemintêre kiesdistrikt te behâlden, mar ik bin yn 2018 net beskikber foar ferkiezingspolityk, en ik sil yn dit stadium gjin sokke fiergeande besluten nimme.
Joining a political party or alliance is a nuptial decision, a covenant, and I don’t plunge that easily if I go in, it’s irrevocable, so I haven’t made that decision at all, hakusi kuchaya mapoto.”
“There are various and numerous political constituents that are are trying to suck me back into politics by default ahead of 2018 harmonized elections; let me restate that there is no superior persuasive argument to my pronounced position of 4 December 2017, which announced the beginning of an indefinite political sabbatical and a migration into business and more quality time for a family that “missed” me during my 15 years of public service. Nothing has changed, and readers and political followers are urged to refresh their memory by visiting my interview, done with the Daily News on the 4th of December 2017. KLIK HJIR
Dr. Mzembi’s message: I am still on my sabbatical dismissing MDC Alliance association as social media mischief and fake news.