Mugabe's Zanu PF to blame for the chaos

HARARE - When Zanu PF received a fresh mandate to form a new government in 2013, economic analysts predicted that the economy would be the albatross around President Robert Mugabe’s neck.

And 22 months down the line, their prophecy has come true if the situation prevailing on the streets and pavements of our cities is anything to go by.

MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai says Zimbabwe has been reduced to a nation of beggars and vendors —  a view that today cannot be argued against.

Mugabe and his Zanu PF party who are now at sea over the sprouting vendors should step up their efforts to address the issue in an amicable manner.

Zanu PF should move with speed to create the 2,2 million jobs it promised Zimbabweans when in its election manifesto.

It is disheartening to note that almost two years after their landslide victory which the MDC claims was stolen, the ruling party is yet to roll out its empowerment programmes.

Instead we now hear of plans to enlist the army to remove vendors from the street pavements. While we believe that there is need for action to restore sanity to our City streets like we have said before, we abhor the use of force to remove these vendors without providing an alternative.

Government should step up to the challenge by putting in place mechanisms that will return our economy and ultimately our cities to their former glory.

We are particularly worried that Zanu PF activists under the guise of analysts are now blaming Tsvangirai for the vendor situation.

The former trade union boss who has been a thorn in Mugabe’s flesh over the past two decades after presenting the nonagenarian and his party with the stiffest opposition since independence in 1980, is being blamed for the large number of vendors on street pavements.

Analysts interviewed by State-controlled ZBC all sang the gospel of how Tsvangirai had brought about the sanctions and how they had played a role in the economic disaster we are in.

We call on government to assume responsibility and come to the rescue of university graduates who have been turned into airtime vendors to eke out a living.

What is saddening to note however, is that while all of this is happening, Zanu PF has chosen to concentrate on its factional fights at the expense of the people who voted them into power?

We therefore call on Mugabe who most of the times is airborne, as he flies out of the country ever so often, to spare a thought for the million of suffering citizens.

Comments (3)

Mugabe should just die and let the maggots recycle the nitrogen but my fear is that the maggots may not be interested with consuming a 90 year old mummy

Bingo wokwa Gutu - 6 June 2015

what concerns me most are these analysts. when are they going to stop this blame game. they have perfected that art than the author of it mugabe. just after independence in 1980/82 we had economical challenges. from the on set mugabe started his blame game. i mugabe and his friend blamed drought. we understood it then becoz we did not know that they had started stealing. that it became zapu, then, south africa, the the british, then sanctions and blair, then mdc, then now morgan. it does not stop. soon it will be mujuru. we are so stupid to buy such crap. we are so stupid to believe that if we vote opposition land will be returned to whites. we are so stupid to believe that if we vote nothing will change. those are lies from zanu's agent pretending to be with us. for me i will say all zimbabwean who are of the voting age who are not registered voters are stupid. and those who stay in their comfort zone during voting time and note vote are stupid. if you and friends are always saying that voting will not work you are stupids. look at the number of people who voted for zanu sinces 1980 has it increased or not. it has not increased. the number of people who complain and not vote is far greater than the number that votes zanu. zimbabweans go and register. remember you can register now for 2018. if you have your child who has turned 18 and is getting their id tell them to register as a voter as well at the same time.mudede will discourage you but fight on. tell your friends and relatives to register. lets not be stupids zimbabweans to believe lies. this lie about morgan is so sad. some of us know that although he had his weaknesses, when he and his friends were in government things got better than 2008 and today and i am wondering what zimbabwe could have been if he and his friends had been on their own that time

see - 6 June 2015

Those people who blame Morgan for the current situation are fools if they mean it. But I am sure they do not mean it because they were only interviewed by the state media. Morgan saved Zimbabwe during the inclusive gvt. Morgan won the 2008 by a very big margin. This current gvt does not have even a half clue on how to resustate the ailing economy. Morgan has all he keys to unlock all the doors of the economy. Am surprised by people who are still afraid to say out their minds openly. Nevertheless, its a matter of time. Morgan will rule this country whether Zanu like it or not.

piaget - 6 June 2015

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