No More Joy In Unity Government – Vice President

Bulawayo, – Zimbabwe's Vice President John Nkomo said there was no more joy in the country's unity government as the parties that signed the Global Political Agreement (GPA) had failed to work together.\r\n

“Zanu PF and MDC can’t sit down in government and map the way forward as there are wide differences in the way we view development," Nkomo told a Zanu (PF) Matabeleland South provincial conference in Esigodini on Sunday.

"There is absolutely no unity between these parties in government,” said Nkomo who is also Zanu (PF) deputy secretary.

Nkomo also claimed “war veterans are Zanu (PF) base and should continue campaigning for the party in preparation for elections scheduled for next year”.

Zimbabwe’s unity government formed in February2009 has been further strained following the recent unilateral appointing of government officials by President Robert Mugabe without consulting the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai recently described the coalition government as a mixture of oil and water saying elections were the only way out of frustrations by Zanu (PF) which continued to violate GPA which gave birth to the unity government.