Former Sunday Mail editor, Edmund Kudzayi has ridiculed President Mnangagwa for saying that the government will open small bakeries across the country to deal with the recent surge in the price of bread. Said Kudzayi:
I still can’t believe President Mnangagwa was given, and read, a speech promising to build “small bakeries” across the country as a response to bread price increases lol. The responsible crew is either incompetent or malicious.
Responding to Kudzayi’s tweet, Build Zimbabwe Alliance said:
So President Mnangagwa is under the impression that the bread crisis is as a result of a lack of bakeries?
Is he out of touch or trying to sell people a false narrative so to make them feel he’s taking positive action on the crisis?
Another Twitter user, Gift Mupara suggested that Mnangagwa’s failure to detect that he was reading bad stuff shows that he is also incompetent;
Does that incompetence not equally apply to him? He moved his lips, paused and took breaths in between his reading of the speech. He could easily have realised that he is reading bad stuff, but no…
Bee Ruzengwe blamed civil servants surrounding Mnangagwa of maliciously misinforming him. He wrote:
You can say that again. It’s now common knowledge, that in addition to his own limitations, ED is surrounded by civil servants maliciously misinforming him hourly.
His behaviour and public discourse point him to that. The issue is why does he keep such malicious people around him?