Mawarire fol­low­ing Ts­van­gi­rai’s foot­steps

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business -

ED­I­TOR — Evan Mawarire posted an im­age on his so­cial me­dia page boast­ing on how he had bad­mouthed Zim­babwe to Nige­rian mag­nate, Mr Aliko Dan­gote, who wants to in­vest here.

The de­ranged asy­lum op­por­tunist and green card fraud­ster is be­com­ing a mini Ts­van­gi­rai, who in the early 2000s went to beg for sanc­tions from his West­ern friends.

That episode of self- de­struc­tive mad­ness is the rea­son why Zim­babwe is strug­gling.

Now Mawarire wants to go on a sim­i­lar tirade of try­ing to scare away prospec­tive in­vestors in a bid to pro­pel his agenda of a strug­gling coun­try.

At a time where the coun­try is try­ing to court For­eign Di­rect In­vest­ment, it shows whose cor­ner Mawarire is fight­ing in.

He claims that his #ThisFlag is a cit­i­zen move­ment yet he is mak­ing it his per­sonal mis­sion to en­sure that prospec­tive in­vestors shun the coun­try.

The same peo­ple he claims to be rep­re­sent­ing are go­ing to lose out on jobs they were sup­posed to get, that is if any­one takes a risk of tak­ing him se­ri­ously.

He also wants to send an op­por­tunis­tic mes­sage, in the event that Mr Dan­gote de­cides not to in­vest in Zim­babwe he will try to get the credit.

Zim­babwe was cursed with a ter­ri­ble brand of ac­tivists who are af­ter noth­ing but at­ten­tion and pop­u­lar­ity.

An­other char­la­tan, Part­son Dza­mara re­port­edly went with a pe­ti­tion to the World Bank ask­ing them not to lend Zim­babwe money.

This was just a des­per­ate shot at pub­lic­ity, as Min­is­ter Pa­trick Chi­na­masa’s re­cent visit to Eng­land made it clear that the Bret­ton Woods in­sti­tu­tions are not will­ing to as­sist the coun­try.

It is not sur­pris­ing, con­sid­er­ing that the prin­ci­pals of those in­sti­tu­tions are no dif­fer­ent to the peo­ple who have up­held sanc­tions on this coun­try for over a decade.

Mawarire and Dza­mara should carry their the­atrics else­where other than mak­ing wild at­tempts to tar­nish the coun­try’s im­age. They could en­joy their asy­lum in si­lence. Cde Chah­wanda.

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