Mugabe's priorities must be righted

IT IS not a secret anymore that Zimbabwe is slowly becoming a failed State, as poverty hits the defenceless and vulnerable members of the public hard, while President Robert Mugabe is wining and dining on taxpayers’ money.

We believe, if Mugabe has the will of the people at heart like he always claims, he must spare a moment to visit some of the country’s high density suburbs to witness how poverty has devastated people’s lives.
The roads and the general infrastructure have just deteriorated to catastrophic levels. There are no longer any roads to talk about in the suburbs.

Yet, driving along the road to Mugabe’s rural home in Zvimba is the best drive one can ever experience, because the road is well-maintained.

As a national leader, Mugabe is expected to be selfless and put the interests of the general populace first, because they are the people that he purports to serve.

The nonagenarian leader is on record complaining about the youths abusing drugs, but did he take a moment to think of what has led them into that?

It is clear that Mugabe is being misled by some of his close lieutenants on the state of the country’s economy.
It is a fact that very few, if any, are able to live a decent life, 36 years after the country’s independence.

Amid all this poverty, the country has been hit by a cash crisis that has left citizens on a cliff-edge.
It boggles the mind when Mugabe pretends as if he is not aware of the abject poverty citizens are wallowing in as they toil daily to put food on the table.

Mugabe has relegated the fork and knife issues to the back burner of his priorities, choosing to concentrate on power retention and useless foreign trips that gobble millions of dollars at a time his government can’t pay its employees timely.

People are drinking unsafe water amid threats of typhoid and cholera outbreaks, the roads are just an eye sore, yet the country’s chief executive officer claims that $15 billion worth of diamonds were looted from the Chiadzwa mining fields.

The country has been dogged with serious accidents owing to the poor state of the road network that has been characterised by big potholes.

If Mugabe was to go to high density suburbs and some rural areas, and get a personal feel, it would help him act on some of the societal ills that have left citizens beggars in their motherland.

But the problem with Mugabe’s administration is that each time he visits a high density suburb, the road that leads to his destination is spruced up days before his arrival.

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