The family of the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo has described government as a “dead donkey” accusing it of delaying the erection of a statue in Harare honouring the former liberation struggle hero.
Nkomo’s son Sibangilizwe told the Daily News that Robert Mugabe’s administration promised to erect a statue in Harare in honour of the late national hero. Sibangilizwe said President Mnangagwa’s administration has been silent over the issue. Said Sibangilizwe:
No information about that project so far…there is no progress on plans to erect the late vice president’s statue in Harare. There is no communication whatsoever from anyone, particularly from government. The wheels of this government grind slowly. We need to go forward on a lot of current issues. Unfortunately, a dead donkey will not take us anywhere. The current political situation is not favourable. Everyone is not happy with this current administration. I doubt it very much that the current government is better (than the Mugabe administration)… it has not done anything to honour the late vice president.
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Yesterday, the Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of lacking political will to erect Nkomo’s statue in the capital.
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