Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Robert Mugabe for allegedly hiring a private plane at a cost of US$1 million at a time when victims of floods are in need of assistance and hospitals need critical drugs.
PDP National Spokesperson Jacob Mafume said:
The state is failing to assist victims of floods who need basics like food stuffs, tents and medical supplies. In the midst of this crisis the person who is supposed to be the President finds it prudent to be flying to many destinations of his desire and then visit the country just briefly. We once stated that Grace Mugabe was a first lady from hell which was not a full reference, the truth of the matter is that the first family is from hell. Hospitals in Zimbabwe do not even afford to buy basic drugs like painkillers, previous year’s bonuses for civil servants have not been paid, the budget deficit continues to balloon with incapacity to fund expenditure seen through the continuous issuing of treasury bills which in the past two years are now amounting to US4 billion dollars.
Mafume also added that there was need for tight mechanisms to be put in place in so that the future head of state does not have the privilege to abuse tax-payers money unchallenged.