Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment minister Patrick Zhuwao warned his Cabinet colleagues “who dine and wine at embassies” that their endeavours to block his proposed indigenisation levy were bound to fail.
Addressing a Zanu PF provincial co-ordinating committee meeting in Chinhoyi, Zhuwao took a swipe at some unnamed ministers for allegedly sending wrong signals to the world concerning the country’s indigenisation policy.
“Those are ignorant utterances from some high-level government officials including ministers, who promise to review the policy . . . That will not happen in my tenure as minister unless the people of Zimbabwe reverse that,” said Zhuwao, who is President Robert Robert Mugabe’s nephew.
He said he had directed all provincial and district youth officers around the country to work hand-in-hand with Zanu PF and all people regardless of their political affiliation.
Zhuwao has in the past accused Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa of stifling his programmes and threatening to retrench over 10 000 youth officers employed in the civil service.