Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, the daughter of the the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said his father could be a “bitter man wherever he is” because Zimbabweans have lunged into deeper poverty.
She told NewsDay the standards of living are very much divorced from a society which the late former trade unionist had envisioned. Tsvangirai-Java said:
My father had a dream of a better Zimbabwe, his passion was to make sure that the lives of workers and the people in general improve.
He wanted to deal with unemployment and his politics was not about himself, but about the people. However, his wish is not what is happening in the country, the people are suffering.
The country is currently in a parlous state with prices of basic commodities increasing at an unparalleled rate thereby escalating the cost of living.
The government, which introduced austerity measures premised at bringing economic development, is urging the citizens to be resilient and patient.
In resonance with Tsvangirai’s anthem, president Mnangagwa recently admitted to institutionalised corruption in both government and private sector. Tsvangirai often pointed to maldministration as the major cause of the country’s woes.
Tsvangirai-Java believes only the MDC government has the capacity to turn the economy around.
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