Mutambara mum on future


HARARE – Former deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara has declined to state his next move following the expiry of the government of national unity.

“Why do you want to know what I am doing and where I am?” Mutambara said in a telephone interview last week. “I am a very busy man and I don’t have time for such questions.”

The former deputy premier also declined to comment on progress of his University of Zimbabwe (UZ) project.
The professor of robotics launched an ambitious $70 million UZ fund-raising project last year to help rejuvenate the university.

The project was being spearheaded by the UZ’s most notable alumni including MDC secretary-general Tendai Biti, Lifestyle Holdings CEO Tawanda Nyambirai, Cyril Ruwende (Diaspora USA), Prof Rueben Simoyi (Diaspora USA), Alex Magaisa and Brian Kagoro (Diaspora South Africa).

Mutambara was widely tipped to be appointed a minister by President Robert Mugabe, after the former premier became a constant feature at Zanu PF functions which were snubbed by opposition leaders.

Following his snubbing by Mugabe, Mutambara has gone into hibernation.

Even his MDC faction is planning the future without him.

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