ZANU PF cabinet ministers walked out of a strategic planning retreat in Nyanga over the weekend, fuming that Deputy Minister Arthur Mutambara had insulted them after telling them the truth that they had not won the 2008 harmonised elections.
Although Mutambara should have used a different platform to express his views, it is important for the Zanu PF ministers to know the truth, that Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF did not win last yearâ€™s elections.
Â It is also important to recall that just recently Zanu PF â€“â€“ with the aid of its mouthpiece the Herald and ZBC â€“â€“ was also fuming when MDC ministers snubbed a cabinet meeting in frustration with the delays in resolving sticking points in the Global Political Agreement.
Although the MDCâ€™s concerns were genuine, Zanu PF and its apologists were irked by the MDCâ€™s snubbing of the meeting.
However, it is surprising that Zanu PF chose this time to be disrespectful of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and decided to walk out of an important meeting just because they had been told the truth by Mutambara.
We hope that Mutambara will be bolder and repeat what he told the delegates in Nyanga straight to Mugabeâ€™s face that indeed he cannot claim to have won the 2008 elections.