After 6 Months In Exile, I Now Understand How Ordinary Citizens Feel: Kasukuwere

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Former cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere has said that this experiences in the past 6 months in exile have allowed him to appreciate what ordinary Zimbabweans go through. Kasukuwere fled the country in November after the fall of former president Robert Mugabe following a military intervention. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Kasukuwere said,

Once you have left your nation, it’s not easy, it’s not pleasant at all. For the first time, I have a better understanding and deeper knowledge of how citizens feel. It is not a pleasant thing at all, it’s something that none of us should ever wish on anybody … We must learn to resolve our issues and find each other.

…I have had to adapt to the environment, live within my means and do away with yesterday’s appetites. I can’t afford either the luxury or the pleasures of things such as a holiday, all those things are no longer a priority.  Where I used to drive around with lots of security personnel, it’s gone. I have had to learn to take care of myself. I always used to tell people to get ready for a ‘rainy day’ and to never get used to having someone carrying your bags.

More: Sunday Times

Saviour Kasukuwere

Saviour Kasukuwere is a politician, businessman and farmer. He is the former Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing and former Zanu- PF national political commissar. He was expelled from Parliament as the (Mount Darwin South) legislator in November 2017 following the military... Read More About Saviour Kasukuwere

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20 comments

  1. Jimalo Jonki Reply

    Mate you do not know how every Zimbabwean in exile feels because you have money outside the ordinary ZIMBABWEANS went with nothing after you took everything to fatten yourself and your family if everything you made illicitly is taken from you that’s the only time you will experience what every Zimbabwean is feeling you fat cunt.

  2. raf Reply

    For exactly what reason should we believe you Kaskukuviri?You knew exactly what zimbabweans were going through because you lived with them in the same country as they endured never ending and humiliating poverty. Chazochinja chiyi? Actually the people you meet in the diaspora are in a much better position the those you overlooked in zimbabwe. Ifthe diasporans are suffering, those in Zimbabwe are 10 times worse off. so stop lying.

  3. Chris Reply

    You are really lying Mr Kasukuwere, you still need to be punished and feel it, you never felt anything, what goes around comes around, you no longer have any dignity at all.

  4. geoff Reply

    This man comes from the same constituency as me, i know you well sir, stop lying, you stole from the very people you were suppose to protect and work for. You and your family brother mafios are a bunch of heartless thieves, you sent your boys to harass and disrespect my family. You were a thug for real, you said it yourself, come back to Mt darwin we want to hang you high.

  5. Londa Reply

    Kudada kwevari mugomo kukumbira matombo kune wari pasi.
    Do you know what you are talking about.cheap talk.
    It’s better to keep quiet.

  6. Kaine Reply

    Well done. Tell all your peers whom you used to suppress the masses with.

  7. soko mukanya Reply

    confess your political sins and ask for forgiveness.Zimbabweans are Christians. accept your faults and find Jesusu.

  8. Miller Reply

    Saviour Kasukuwere, u should not fear your fellow cruels who left in Government , u better talk the truth ,tell us about all other thieves who are left stil and demage our Country. All members of Zanu-PF are thieves and cruels, there’s no leaders in Zanu-PF Government BUT ONLY RULERS.
    AND THIS TIME YOU ARE ALL LOOSERS………

  9. BASOPO ARTWELLS Reply

    KASUKUWERE—-YOU ARE AN IDIOT. URI KUTODADA ZVAKO. WATI WADINI. HUYA KUNO UONE. ZVAWAITIITIRA WECHINYENGANA NEKUNYENGEDZWA NE FIRST LADY NDIZVO TIRI KUZOKUITIRA. HUYA UONE.

  10. mucharipa Reply

    how does he think he’s fooling?

    we are not stupid and foolish like you brutal and savage killer! you evil basturd you want to practice political prostitution on us?

    one day you will pay for your crimes and the injustice you perpetrated with impunity on innocent poor people

    kiss my ass fat buffoon!

  11. jojo Reply

    6 months and u are crying, I am 30 yrs old and if u are telling the truth, thats hw I’ve lived all my life. may GOD DEAL WITH U PEOPLE.

  12. Mbongo Reply

    People should be charged for offences that they are suspected or believed to have committed sooner rather than later. Cases should be opened for them and whether they are brought before the courts or not, that is entirely up to the Government to pardon them or not.
    If they get charged and convicted, they may then be used as state witnesses for other outstanding cases. ZANU PF government has no confidence in doing this because their loot will be compromised. This is a set back for ressuccitating our economy.
    How much is Kasukuwere believed to have looted and where is it. Who did he loot with and where is the loot. He can be charged and convicted in absentia. Shame on ZANU PF.

  13. Bornfree Reply

    You don’t know nothing Saviour, gara pasi !!!
    Hauna kumboshanda kunze saka wadii wanyarara kuti ziiii

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