'Mugabe selfish'

HARARE - While Zimbabweans are struggling to access their cash trapped in banks, President Robert Mugabe on Friday sneaked to Papua New Guinea for the 8th Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States — something the MDC said in a statement is the clearest sign that the nonagenarian is a “selfish leader”.

Ironically, Mugabe is the only head of state at the summit where some leaders have sent representatives.

“After the so-called million-man march in Harare where crowds were rented and school heads suffered extortion to surrender school buses by force, Mugabe is at it again. His foreign trips never cease and it seems like he gets sick if he spends a single month in Harare,” MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said in a statement yesterday.

Gutu claimed that Mugabe, who left for the summit on Friday night, has this year alone gobbled up $80 million in foreign trips.

“This is the president who likes to please the world, and enjoys trying to fix global issues yet he cannot fix the economy under his chin,” Gutu said.

Gutu further condemned Mugabe’s trip to Papua New Guinea, saying it shows the nonagenarian leader’s “cavalier” approach to issues.

“People have spoken but he remains mute, deaf and blind. His obstinacy is amazing. Even trips that require a secretary of a ministry, Mugabe takes over.  To date, he lives as the most travelled African leader who brought home more hunger, poverty and suffering.”

Gutu castigated Mugabe’s approach, saying he cannot be trusted to continue leading the country, as his foreign trips are always bloated with hangers on.

Amid hunger and poverty, Zanu PF seems to be unmoved and last week organised a march to endorse Mugabe’s candidature for the 2018 elections.

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing serious economic problems, with the government failing to even raise civil servants’ salaries on time.

Efforts to get comment from Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba on this trip were fruitless yesterday.

Comments (8)

Mugabe falsely professes to do everything in the name of benefiting Zimbabwe. Nothing can be further from the truth. History will tell that this man was selfish, self-centred moron.

Baba Chatunga - 30 May 2016

MUGABE IS AN OLD LUNATIC WHO NO LONGER HAS PEOPLE TO TALK TO OR ANYTHING WORTHWHILE TO DO TO KILL TIME.H DOESNT CARE HOW MUCH HIS ACTIONS AND INACTIONS CAUSES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT HE PURPORT TO REPRESENT.SO TO HIM TRAVELLING AROUND THE GLOBE IS THE BEST WAY TO KILL TIME.AT THAT ADVANCED AGE WHEN PEOPLE AND CARS MOVE AROUND THE CITY EVERYDAY,TO HIM ITS A SIGN THAT EVERYTHING IS WELL.I HAVE HEARD OF OLD GRANNIES ACCUSING SOME UNFORTUNATE DAUGHTER IN LAWS OF PLOTTING TO KILL THEM AFTER FINDING TEA BAGS IN THEIR CUP OF TEA,SO AGE IS DEFINATELY PLAYING A VERY BIG ROLE IN THE STUPID DECISIONS AND ACCUSATIONS THAT THE OLD MAN IS MAKING.

CHIBHWOTO CHINDOHWARA - 30 May 2016

MUGABE IS AN OLD LUNATIC WHO NO LONGER HAS PEOPLE TO TALK TO OR ANYTHING WORTHWHILE TO DO TO KILL TIME.H DOESNT CARE HOW MUCH HIS ACTIONS AND INACTIONS CAUSES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT HE PURPORT TO REPRESENT.SO TO HIM TRAVELLING AROUND THE GLOBE IS THE BEST WAY TO KILL TIME.AT THAT ADVANCED AGE WHEN PEOPLE AND CARS MOVE AROUND THE CITY EVERYDAY,TO HIM ITS A SIGN THAT EVERYTHING IS WELL.I HAVE HEARD OF OLD GRANNIES ACCUSING SOME UNFORTUNATE DAUGHTER IN LAWS OF PLOTTING TO KILL THEM AFTER FINDING TEA BAGS IN THEIR CUP OF TEA,SO AGE IS DEFINATELY PLAYING A VERY BIG ROLE IN THE STUPID DECISIONS AND ACCUSATIONS THAT THE OLD MAN IS MAKING.

CHIBHWOTO CHINDOHWARA - 30 May 2016

zimbabweans lets unite & kick this old lunatic out of office, this mgabe is clueless tsvangirai take him to the old pples home nxa enough is enough sesingaze sihlutshwe ngumuntu oyedwa wake up zimbabwe zimbabwe wake up

safa ngendlala - 31 May 2016

Mugabe is not a leader from God at all, he never sympathises with his citizens. Zimbabwe didnt gain its independence from God, ZANU is a satanic party serving the dictates of Lucifer. Mugabe are you from God, daira wega ?

JOHN FARAH - 31 May 2016

Watowona baba vanotiza pamusha kuenda zvavo kwavanoda imo mumusha maita hurwere?

Madzibaba - 31 May 2016

MaWar -Vets chaiwo , ummmm munyika muno , hameno ndiwo here vanhu vaye vakarwa hondo, nokuti chaizvoizvo, dai muno MuZimbabwe varimo maWar-Vets dai vakaudza Mugabe kuti zvakwana kare izvozvi US dolla roshaikwa futi kuBank , muchingo-tibhowa nokuti MaWar-Vets , echii kana MURI-PO U have lost ur respect shure , bcoz munomboita nezvei kunze kwekungobhowa Uuuuu Useless

cchidzamara - 31 May 2016

It is hard to believe that Mugabe had intention to develop the country from where Smith left off in 1980 when we chose him and his party to take over in. We were happy to elect him as the leader but little did we know we would be led to death like this by this man whom we now view as one of the most wicked rulers in the world. It is insulting to hear that leaders are chosen by God when one figures how God can actually anoint Mugabe as if He never knew before hand that he would end up brutalising the people, stripping the land of its resources, forcing himself on the people, personalising the country...

Yeoman Thomas - 26 June 2016

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