Villagers call governor a liar

mugabe_BIKITA - Masvingo provincial governor, Titus Maluleke, this week came face to face with how unpopular his boss, President Robert Mugabe (pictured) is in the rural areas after he was relentlessly booed and heckled by irate villagers.

This was after he told them that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s recent food assessment tour in Masvingo province had been ordered by the ageing Zanu (PF) leader. Maluleke was forced to abort his address to villagers at Rozva business centre, near Nyika Growth point, after his address was drowned by villagers who openly told him that Prime Minister Tsvangirai cared much more for them than President Mugabe, who they accused of making empty promises for the past 30 years.

‘Mugabe is a liar who has been lying to us for the past 30 years. We know Save (PM Tsvangirai) will deliver the food to us, he is the people’s leader not you,” villagers heckled from the crowd. The villagers continued until he gave up and sat down. Chief Chinhamo from the area also took aim at Maluleke asking why he was trying to belittle Tsvangirai when they were now in an inclusive government.

Most villagers in rural areas have remained passionate supporters of Tsvangirai and his MDC-T party despite violence from the military and Zanu (PF) militia that swept through most rural areas in the run-up to the sham June 2008 elections.

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