Grievance Sipikita delivered a petition at President Robert Mugabe’s Munhumutapa Building offices yesterday. In the letter which is in NewsDay’s possession, Sipikita told Mugabe to cut on foreign trips and his bloated Cabinet. He also accused Mugabe of promoting corruption by publicly defending perpetrators of corruption.
Sipikita also took Mugabe to task over the number of cabinet ministers (31) whose appointment he said was not based on merit but on nepotism. He also told NewsDay that he will embark on a one-man demonstration in Harare’s Africa Unity Square starting today.
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Part of the letter reads:
I write this letter, Mr President, to express my democratic rights enshrined in the Constitution, the Constitution you signed into effect, to air my displeasure and disgust over certain issues that you, as the Head of State, have failed to deal with, leaving Zimbabweans questioning your capability to take the nation forward.
Mr President, I am not fighting you, but a system in which you operate, a system that has left 90% of the population unemployed, half the population scavenging abroad and a country with no national currency, 37 years from independence (sic).
Instead of taking a hard stance on perpetrators of corruption, you publicly defend them. In addition, those implicated in corruption are walking free and those with the constitutional authority to investigate corrupt officials are threatened and perceived to be enemies of the State.
The appointments are not based on merit or qualifications, but on patronage, cronyism and nepotism … you appointed thugs and looters to run the affairs of Zimbabwe.
Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe