Mugabe living in Cloud cuckoo land

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday wasted a golden opportunity to pronounce key solutions to economic challenges affecting the masses such as a debilitating cash crunch that is threatening to break the country apart.

To say Zimbabwe is a pale shadow of its former self would be an understatement. The country is literally on its knees with unemployment hovering over 90 percent, massive company closures, hunger and poverty stalking the majority of its citizens.

A myriad of bad economic decisions in the last 37 years have made sure that Zimbabwe is a laughing stock not only in the Sadc region, but internationally as well.

Foreign investors are constantly skirting the country in favour of regional neighbours such as Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia, thanks to Mugabe and his Zanu PF-led government’s chaotic land reform programme and the controversial indigenisation policies.

Delivering his Independence Day speech at the National Sports Stadium, Mugabe proved our assertion right that his government might have rigged its way into power in 2013, but they have failed to rig and revive the economy.

The ageing leader failed to address pressing national issues such as the high unemployment rate, water shortages, liquidity crisis, lack of medicines in hospitals, declining education standards and deteriorating production in the country.

Not even once, did our dear leader address concerns of at least 13,5 million people who are hopeless about the future due to his government’s populist policies that have decimated Zimbabwe’s famed agricultural sector.

The situation at public schools is appalling to say the least. For the first time since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe is witnessing a huge number of school children dropping out since their parents have failed to pay for their fees due to lack of disposable incomes while teachers have since stopped taking classes seriously due to low remuneration and poor working conditions.

By proving to be increasingly out of sync with reality, we think that the time has come for Mugabe to self-introspect and think of the legacy he wants to leave behind.

After 37 years at the helm, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that it’s now time that he passes on the baton to the next leader — with new strategies that will make Zimbabwe an economic giant again.

At the moment, Zimbabwe’s economic situation is made worse by political uncertainty and in particular, the general vagueness, apparent confusion and intra-party fighting over the future leadership of the country.

Comments (3)

Sure this paper and its reporter are out of touch with reality. How can you say the president wasted a golden opportunity to pronounce key solutions to economic challenges when it is very clear to all and sundry that the president does not have any solutions to the economic challenges. For instance what can he do about the debilitating cash crunch when the country is out of money due to lack of creation of wealth. Do you think the Minister of Finance would announce the payment of school fees through goats, cattle, ducks, chickens if the country had the cash? You need to be more analytical before exposing how out of touch with reality you are.

Mukanya waSvosve - 20 April 2017

waSvove what are u toking about

kabwe - 22 April 2017

I don't see anything wrong about this article,,the paper is trying to emphasize that Mugabe failed to bring up ideas on how to solve the problem Zimbabwe is facing & he was supposed to address those issues in occasions like independents gatherings because that's the at her reason why we have to celebrate.Independents covers everything as far as life is concerned. U can go &celebrate something that does give people the needs they deserves to get.Its helpless&stupid to celebrate independents by talking about how they caught the war yet there is nothing came of it.With Smith people were working&supported their families even though they were oppressed,, but now after so called independence its worse than ever before.Instead of us building our own country we are running away from it going to the same people we accused of oppressing us for help.Mugabe is looting,killing, oppressing&also ignoring.Mugabe is selfish & cruel,,until he die with all his friends then we shall have peace.

Matsotsi - 23 April 2017

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