Come back home Mr President

HARARE - We are now losing count of the number of times that President Robert Mugabe has left the country amid chaos to attend to useless foreign functions which have little significance or bearing to Zimbabwe as a nation.

Mugabe, who was in Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, then Zambia in a space of two weeks, left the country around midnighton Wednesday going to Venezuela to attend a meeting of the Non Aligned Movement (Nam), itself a dinosaur given today’s geo-global politics.

In the first place, Nam was founded on the backdrop of a world that was divided between two major powers, the United States of America, which is still in existence and the now-defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

Several countries met in the Serbian capital of Belgrade in 1961 and formed Nam because they did not want to be aligned to either of the two antagonistic great powers.

Then, there was a real threat of a nuclear war between USA and the USSR, but since the fall of the latter in 1991, Nam has become nothing but a social gathering of world leaders with little benefit to those governed.

Indeed, what we are set to benefit from Mugabe’s latest trip is hard to locate considering that the 92-year-old travel fanatic has embarked on similar global jaunts only to bring us old and tired socialistic slogans and nothing substantial.

Mugabe, who has yet again failed to take heed of his Finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa’s advice to cut back on foreign travel, should attend to the problems at home and stop travelling across the globe like he has no pressing issues back home.

What Zimbabweans are seeking now are sound policies that will extricate them from the throes of a debilitating economic crisis spawned by his populist policies — that have only but isolated Zimbabwe.

We are aware that Mugabe took with him a large delegation to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Margarita when the majority of the 14 million Zimbabweans are living on less than a dollar a day.

And we are also aware that the nonagenarian, in power since independence from Britain in 1980, does not care a hoot.

Thus, the shrill cries from weary citizens are falling on deaf ears as authorities continue on a looting spree while the supposed captain of the ship is globetrotting and living the life of a spoilt prince.

It goes without saying that when Mugabe returns from his visit, he will be headed to the United Nations.

It is time that our travel crazy president takes a leaf from other countries like Tanzania, whose leaders are not obsessed with foreign travel.

 

Comments (6)

thats why he wants to introduce bond notes. so that he has enough to sponsor his endless foreign trips whilst we the ordinary make do with bond notes. Enough of this evil!!!

Let freedom ring! - 16 September 2016

Bob cannot stay in Zimbabwe because hamugarike. Its not easy for him to stay in a country that has gone haywire, totally messed-up, with a sea of poverty and human suffering being the order of the day ? By spending time ( even if it means spending a few hours) in a foreign country with normal functioning systems he can at least fantasize for that moment as the life president of that country. Ava kugwara nechigwere chekuramba achingoona vanhu varikutambura muZimbabwe pasina chaanokwanisa kuita nazwo. The mistake we made is to give him the taste of a flight in an aeroplane. Dai mamissionaries akamusiya achipfeka mugwada waakakura nawo nokufamba nechireyi tisina nhamo yaarikukonzera munyika yedu nhasi.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 16 September 2016

Ask that fool ADF and he will blame it on Rhodes' bones,while truth will blame Tsvangirai and sanctions

Ziggy Zigawo - 16 September 2016

Mugabe is a reckless leader who cares little about his country or people. He is the real problem and not ZANU PF. Once we get rid of this dictator Zimbabwe will rice again.

Ziziharinanyanga - 16 September 2016

President Mugabe is exhibiting clear sociopathic tendencies. He thinks only of himself and self importance regardless of the cost to the nation and the plight of the people. The manner in which he publicly humiliated his Finance Minister, a loyal official trying his utmost to implement vitally critical changes, is just despicable but so typical of someone with sociopathic tendencies.

Rhodie - 17 September 2016

This guy Mugabe is not even a decent man forget about being a president or something. while people are dying out of hunger you are splurging money on foreign travel? shame.. shame..

ash - 17 September 2016

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