MDC co-vice president Elias Mudzuri has urged Parliament to make the government accountable over the economic situation prevailing in the country.
Mudzuri said this when he delivered his New Year message. He said:
Having no designated currency, sleeping in fuel queues, and a shortage of foreign currency is unacceptable. The government must be taken to task and Parliament must seek an agenda to hold the government to account.
With schools opening against the high cost of living, how do you resource well to ensure that the education system delivers when parents have no viable income? The government must be held to account and as legislators, we have a collective role to play to make this country work again.
Mudzuri castigated politics premised on hate and racial discrimination. He called on the youths to lead from the front:
To the youths, Zimbabwe is for you. Lead it from the front, it’s your everyday job to do so. The country needs a people-driven leadership. We are the people.
Let us come forth and rebuild our nation for a better future for all. The toxic politics of hate and violence will only take us backwards as a country. Zimbabwe is for every Zimbabwean, regardless of race, tribe or social standing. Democracy derives all its strength from the rule of law and respect for other people’s rights.
Race or tribe should have no space in 2019. We are Zimbabweans together. Differences in skin colour, language or ideology are only, but a bonus because they build us. Our differences must never come between us. Hate speech and violence do not build our country. They must, therefore, remain in 2018.