In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com on Thursday, MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu, criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for giving Robert Mugabe what he said is an obscene retirement package. Gutu argued that Mugabe should not have been given any benefit because he “looted” national resources during his 37 year rule.
Mugabe’s exit package is actually obscene; how can an impoverished country like Zimbabwe grant such a hefty package to the former dictator, Robert Mugabe? This is all about placating Mugabe and it’s not about protecting the interests of the majority of Zimbabweans. The feeding trough has been extended to Mugabe even in his forced retirement and to think Mugabe looted the country’s resources and externalised billions of United States dollars.
The MDC-T national spokesperson said Mnangagwa wanted the same treatment to be accorded to him after his retirement.