Mugabe must cancel lavish birthday bash

HARARE - If President Robert Mugabe still has some conscience left in him, then he must kindly cancel the massive birthday celebrations he is planning for next Saturday in the resort town of Victoria Falls and use the over $1 million to be blown there for more important needs like healthcare.

To imagine that this is the same president who decided against visiting victims of Tokwe-Mukorsi displacements but finds energy and time to blow balloons and eat cakes at the Victoria Falls bash boggles the mind and we join the rest of the nation in questioning where his priorities are placed.

What exactly is Mugabe celebrating when the roads in cities are now littered with potholes, when millions of people go for days without proper meals, when the economy is on a free fall, when thousands are losing jobs?

What has gone wrong with Mugabe? Is this the same man who was voted into power in 1980 and promised to work for the people?.

What does the nation gain from celebrating Mugabe’s birthday, is this more important than the children who are dying everyday in hospitals due to lack of medication?

Mugabe must stop this madness. The whole country knows that there will be nothing at the bash except praise singing the Dear Leader and comparing him to Jesus and all sorts of blasphemous statements. Does the nation eat that? Certainly NO.

Instead of blowing money which is needed elsewhere, Mugabe should have spent yesterday, (his birthday) visiting hospitals and other needy areas of our country. Surely the whole nation cannot come to a standstill because our dear president is celebrating 91 years of age.

Even the most powerful man in the world, Barack Obama, the president of the United States celebrates his birthday but surely it will not be turned into a national event.

Mugabe’s lavish birthday party will take place following recent revelations by economists that average incomes in Zimbabwe are now at their lowest levels in 60 years, and that about 65 percent of adults are having to make do with less than $100 a month — well below the poverty datum line.

Economists say poverty levels have reached “numbing levels”, amid indications that the situation will worsen in 2015 and beyond, as Mugabe and his Zanu PF government continue to demonstrate their inability to fix Zimbabwe.

According to the latest FinScope Consumer Survey that was released last Monday, and which was commissioned by FinMark and Zimstat, the country’s deteriorating economic conditions were forcing more and more cash-strapped citizens to live on the margins of society and without basic necessities such as food and water. 

So where are your priorities Mr President?

Comments (3)

The only person who can stop this madness and stupidity is Grace Mugabe womene. If she possesses the brains that these bootlickers who are surrounding her think she has then this is the time to show who she is and tell VaMugabe to "Stop It". The organizers of this function are the ones who are benefiting because no-one knows how much money was collected since there is no accountability in ZANU PF. Kana une pawawana zvawawana unongotsvaga shefu vekupa a certain percentage nyaya yacho yotopera yakadaro. Where else in the world, have we seen or heard citizens and companies being forced to donate for the heads of states' birthday bashes except in poor Zimbabwe????? Right now Mugabe and Grace shun their own health system to go and spend millions to support other countries thriving economies. Do they even understand what they are doing? i doubt very much.

Scope Dhonoro - 22 February 2015

mugabe is simply an egocentric individual who will visit everyone when elections are pending.he has taken himself to be all the people in zimbabwe.

Powderkerg - 23 February 2015

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