Give us a break, Mugabe

EDITOR — President Robert Mugabe should give us a break, we need action that improves our lives not just talk.

Coming back from a lengthy and costly holiday, Mugabe has made it the norm to use the Harare International Airport  platform to hold his party rallies and engage in tirades against his enemies.

It’s just talk and more talk from the nonagenarian leader for the past 35 years, but sadly no food on the table for the impoverished Zimbabweans, many of whom have fled the country.

Mugabe is infamous worldwide as the president who specialises in lengthy speeches attacking perceived enemies blaming everyone else but himself for Zimbabwe’s catastrophic political and economic failures during his 35 years of misrule.

Grace, his wife, who remained behind in Singapore, was the missing actor at the airport to join the husband in performing a tragi-comedy of attacking personalities of those that say the truth at the expense of focusing on the economy and the country’s deteriorating infrastructure such as the pothole-infested roads.


Comments (4)

Are we not taking part in the blame game by blaming Mugabe for all the ills this country is facing? I am not supporting him either but we are all to blame for the fall of this rich nation. Lets examine ourselves and look closely to oursleves and see if we are really blameless on the fall of this country. Think about it; is it Mugabe who spends millions per year importing second hand japanese vehicles? Is it Mugabe who is running down private sector industries? Is it Mugabe who imports everything for our houses ranging from clothing, kitchenware, bedroom suits, dining and lounge suits etecera? People we all need a change in mindset; a change in how we think. Lets not blame Mugabe for everything even those wrongs we comit ourselves.

Worried - 28 January 2015

True indeed its not one man to blame for all the SOCIAL/ECONOMIC/POLITICAL and other ills affecting the once good nation, BUT; Who really is in charge? If the person in charge fails to control the situation, all the blame should be hers/his. More so, all the shortcomings you made reference to seem to be symptoms of a SICK setting. Treat the cause while of course taking care of the wounds caused.

More Worries - 28 January 2015

True, it is not one person to blame in Zimbabwe. How good or bad a leader is is a function of the culture in which he or she was groomed. Z imbabwean leadership culture is a mish mesh of precolonial, colonial, liberation war and post independence experiences all of which do not place emphasis on servant leadership at all. There is need for a cultural revolution to groom our young people for the future so that they develop qualities of servant leadership as it was propounded by Nelson Mandela and others in their theory of Ubuntu. Our leadership practices at all levels in the private, public and voluntary sectors are just short of being effective. So it is wrong to blame one person at the top when we are the very people who made him what he is. Chivara.

edmond - 28 January 2015

@ Worried, keep your narrow mindedness to yourself.Somebody has to be blamed, it may be you it maybe me and surely that does not leave Mugabe out.We can't all be blamed the same, he has to take the brunt because he is the number one man.Ko ambodii kusudurka tione zvinoitwa nevana vevamwe? 3 decades vakomana?

Tahir Iqbal - 31 January 2015

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