Econet founder and billionaire Strive Masiyiwa has been condemned for supporting dictators across Africa in order to further his business interests.
International Socialist Organisation (ISO) leader and firebrand trade unionist Munyaradzi Gwisai say that Masiyiwa supports the champions of authoritarian liberalism such as General Sisi, the Egyptian President and Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
Gwisai was speaking at an event organised by the SIVIO Institute on Wednesday in Harare. He said:
Strive Masiyiwa has now expanded with his liquid company from Cape to Cairo and he is now going to do the same across West Africa.
Strive Masiyiwa said the person he thanked most for allowing him to expand is Paul Kagame when he was AU chairperson. That butcher and dictator of Rwanda is the one who facilitated him to do the project.
Strive Masiyiwa now says that ‘I am thankfully General Sisi (Egyptian President)’ the incoming chair of AU. The butcher of Cairo is his friend.
So these are of authoritarian liberalism; they cannot be the friends of democracy. I believe that the only class is the working class, the working class knows no border, the working class knows no country.
Strive Masiyiwa, John Moxon have a greater relationship with Kagame with Bill Gates than with peasant and workers of this country, their vision is a vision of global exploitation.
He is a capitalist whose interest is profiting through the exploitation of labour.
So for that reason, the only way forward can only be one of social war, a social revolution led by the working class as the way forward.
Recently, Masiyiwa was involved in a spat with his Twitter followers after he suggested that President Emmerson Mnagagwa’s reform efforts were “sincere”.
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