Communications minister Chamisa resigns



Sources say in a meeting with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, President Robert Mugabe was reportedly adamant that he was not backing down on his earlier decision to grab the communication sector from the Information Communication Ministry,prompting Chamisa to fax his resignation to the president’s office.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, together with the two deputy prime ministers, on Thursday held a meeting in Harare which failed to resolve the Communication ministry stalemate and other outstanding issues of the global political agreement.

Last week President Robert Mugabe said the communications department would fall under the ministry of transport, communications and infrastructure development headed by Nicholas Goche, a top aide to Mugabe.

Goche was part of the negotiating team to form a power-sharing government with the main opposition.

Chamisa has been spokesman for the longtime for Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which has formed a power-sharing government with Mugabe’s ZANU-PF.