Daily Dispatch

Mnangagwa crying crocodile tears

- — Kudzai Chikowore, via e-mail

It was embarrassi­ng to hear Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa telling the nation on Monday that he would root out corruption.

When Mnangagwa took over from Robert Mugabe in 2017 there was great hope and anticipati­on that the situation in Zimbabwe would change for the better. Sadly, the incumbent looks clueless and careless. Instead of improving, the situation in Zimbabwe is clearly downslidin­g under his watch.

Corruption has been deeply entrenched, extreme poverty and mismanagem­ent of state resources are on the rise and hence no-one can believe what he said during his speech on Monday.

He has betrayed and negated everything he promised when he took over power.

Instead of his conciliato­ry posture at inaugurati­on, repression has once again become the norm in Zimbabwe.

Slowly but surely that country is drifting back to the preNovembe­r 2017 days of living in constant fear.

Without a doubt Mngangagwa, just like his predecesso­r, has become part of the problem and not the solution to the challenges facing Zimbabwe. There is no way that he can turn around Zimbabwe’s fortunes. He has failed dismally.

Instead of improving, the situation in Zimbabwe is clearly downslidin­g under Mnangagwa’s watch

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Picture: ZIYANDA ZWENI CLOSE DOORS: Congestion and poor infrastruc­ture are some of the huge challenges facing many schools in SA.
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EMMERSON MNANGAGWA

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