President Robert Mugabe has been criticised by analysts and opposition parties after a list published on social media by Higher Education minister and Tsholotsho North legislator, Jonathan Moyo, revealed that the president donated biscuits and snacks to victims of Cyclone Dineo.
The full list of goods which the president donated encompassed 1 000 packs of Zapnax, 1 000 units of bottled mineral water and 1 000 packs of 2kg biscuits to the more than 900 flood victims who are temporarily housed in overcrowded tents at Sipepa, in Tsholotsho. MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu said:
It’s a mockery and an insult to the people of Tsholotsho. Mugabe spent $2,5 million on his birthday bash in Matobo a few weeks ago but doesn’t have the common decency and morality of, at the very least, spending a similar amount of money on flood victims.
Civic leader Maureen Kademaunga said Mugabe’s donation was clear evidence that he has absolutely no regard for ordinary people’s lives, while political analyst Dewa Mavinga said that the donation is symbolic of what is wrong with Zimbabwe and the government and that Mugabe is totally out of touch with reality and the needs of the people.
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