'Mugabe doesn't care'

HARARE - Amid turmoil across the country, opposition political parties say government’s failure to address the situation is a sign that President Robert Mugabe does not care about the suffering of the people.

For nearly two decades now, Zimbabweans have braved serious economic hardships and in the past few weeks things have been coming to a head as waves of protests spread.
Analysts and the opposition say instead of finding the desperately-needed solutions to deal with the country’s myriad of problems, Zanu PF is obsessed with “power just for the sake of power”.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the governing party is not serious when it comes to bread and butter issues.
“Mugabe doesn’t really care about the suffering endured by the majority of the people of Zimbabwe. He and members of his inner circle live the lives of kings, bankrolled by corruption and graft.  Theirs is a lifestyle of obscene opulence juxtaposed with grinding poverty for the majority of the people,” said Gutu.

Mugabe’s government has failed to pay its workers and under his rule, Zimbabwe ranks among the poorest nations in the world.
“These people have no shame, they have no conscience .Actually, they seem to be fascinated and exhilarated when poor Zimbabweans come before them on bended knees, literally begging for food and other basics of life,” said Gutu.

According to Gutu Zimbabwe is headed towards the unknown.
“It simply goes to show that Mugabe is anything but a hero. He is just obsessed by power and he will do anything to retain political power. If he had a conscience, he would have resigned several years ago.”

Political analyst Shakespeare Hamauswa said the country’s poor were getting poorer while the rich continue amassing wealth.
Hamauswa added that Zanu PF was “holding the country hostage” while its bigwigs continued to savage each other with reckless abandon and without forging a progressive path forward for the long-suffering country.

“Since the late 1990s Mugabe has not been sincere to the welfare of the people. He has been loyal and sincere to his political power and selfish interests.
“Yes he holds very good visions about economic empowerment and giving people land but he has been using that as trump cards to maintain his grip on power.”

Spokesperson of the Welshman Ncube-led Kurauone Chihwayi said under Mugabe, Zimbabwe is now beyond redemption.
“He is one of the most dishonest leaders around who is not concerned with the plight of ordinary people in and outside Zanu PF but wants to create a Mugabe dynasty. He is simply one of those cruel predators clinging on to save personal interests. Mugabe is one of those leaders who messed up and is now scared,” Chihwayi said.

Since Mugabe’s party controversially won the 2013 elections, the economy had slowed down, with thousands losing their jobs and social service delivery hitting an all-time low.
What makes the country’s situation worse is that in the urban areas, most of the unemployed and educated youths are selling an assortment of products including cell phones, recharge cards, vegetables, clothes, traditional herbs and skin lightening cream.

Comments (4)

Even F.W. De Klerk gave in to majority rule in SA when the economy was taking a serious bashing from sanctions and the unrests. What is wrong with our leadership that cannot see reason in conceding compromises for the sake of the welfare of the general population?

XG - 5 July 2016

They care not about the populace. Its all about maintaining a stranglehold on power. I bet u this government can incarcerate all the citizens if they protest and say we are clean. Its all about arrogance, they once said "to hell with Europe and the West" but now we see Chinamasa with a begging bowl in the UK. I pity that man coz he has a torrid time. Last year he was publicly rebuked for saying there will be no bonus for civil servants, then came Zhuwao blasting him on the indigenisation policy and all the time he is forced to eat humble pie. Ah Vakuruwe honaiwo zviri kuitika izvi. Wotoona rimwe bepanhau richitaura zvekuti president vari kuMasvingo kugadzirisa factionalism muparty yavo apa jambanja richitsva muharare. Hapeno

ndozvo - 5 July 2016

This gross lack of care comes as no surprise at all for he has often passed grossly irresponsible and uncaring remarks when the ordinary citizen was drowning in the government's economic mess. Need i remind you what he said about teachers before over their salaries,or what he said when confronted over the fuel shortages in the country? Just think about his donated bananas he dumped on the starving masses. For how long by the way were the hungry suppossed to be eating those bananas? Reminds me of his blue eyed reporter reuben barwe who when he had more than enough fresh bread and bacon to throw to his dogs daily in 2008 had the guts to say Zimbabweans are tough, they can survive anywhere.

Vikiqiniso - 5 July 2016

What is RG Mugabe's legacy? To me he is just a gukura hundi murderer, and a repeat murder who killed Solomon Mujuru.

Mbareboy - 6 July 2016

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