If citizens are not waiting in line for donations, they are seated on bridges or under trees, nursing their sun-scorched wares – bananas, oranges, airtime cards and sweets – at their illegal vending stalls. It is a country where everybody is trying to sell something.
In the last two years, Zanu (PF), having no solutions to the deepening crisis, has resorted to a desperate game of distractions. First there was Salarygate, then Grace Mugabe’s public squabble with Joice Mujuru, then Mugabe’s ostentatious birthday parties, Bona’s lavish wedding and the so-called ‘clean up’ of the ruling party.
When Mugabe sacked a boatload of ministers, including former VP Joice Mujuru in 2014, it looked as though Zanu (PF) had imploded. But even the disintegration of the party was a useful distraction from his many unsolvable problems. Mugabe – the cause of all our woes – is so embarrassed about the situation that he can no longer bear to sit in his own office or living room for more than a week.Post published in: Analysis