Mugabe an embarrassment

President Robert Mugabe’s recent visit to India to attend a cultural event and his unceremonious return encapsulates all that is wrong with his government and the damage it has done to our country. This dodgy ‘holiday’ comes just two weeks after Mugabe’s birthday celebrations which gobbled up hundreds of thousands of dollars. Meanwhile the country is being ravaged by drought and people are dying in their numbers in public hospitals due to shortages of drugs.

President Robert Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe

That President Mugabe in his late years is an embarrassment for the nation is an understatement. As if that is not enough he is surrounded by a useless, lazy and ineffective deadwood Cabinet which has failed to offer him proper advice on matters of national interest. If all Zimbabweans, including those in his cabinet were to speak candidly and decisively, truthfully and frankly, honestly and boldly, they would admit that Zimbabwe cannot afford another day with this man in office.

Mugabe’s gallivanting all over the globe, and spending on himself is robbing  Zimbabweans of freedom and opportunity by putting their priorities last. While the government has said that there is no money the President’s spending this year alone could have made a huge difference to different sectors of the economy. President Mugabe needs to take just one leaf out of Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s book of a servant leadership and retain what little dignity he has left.
The people of Zimbabwe are tired of the false promises and suffering, we deserve better, and getting President Mugabe and his cabinet out is the cure for our sick country. We can never maintain our dignity as a nation as long as we have  President who takes a lead in the expenditure of public funds and thinks it is Ok to take off on spur of the moment jaunts halfway across the world for a cultural event when his country is ranked as one of the poorest in the continent. At some point Zimbabweans will need to rise up against such kind of leadership that does more harm than good.
As MDC condemn strongly this flagrant display of wasteful expenditure by Mugabe.
Kurauone Chihwayi
MDC National Spokesperson

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