Commentators have urged government officials to be honest when making public announcements as repeated lies have destroyed confidence in the system.
A case in point is the Minister of Energy and Power Development’s declaration in February that the country had enough fuel to cover 2 years.
However, only last week, the government was informing citizens that US$50 million dollars have been released towards payment of fuel.
Social media activists, Team Pachedu tweeted:
In February, Minister Gumbo said:
“I was invited by @edmnangagwa to a meeting where there was Dr Mangudya and I was shown payments made to procure fuel that would cover the next 24 months.”
In May, they are now paying again another US$50 million?
Constitutional law expert and Kent University lecturer Alex Magaisa had this to say:
In other countries, a minister who makes a false promise would do the honourable thing when the truth is revealed. Mangundya refused to go despite his 2016 bond note undertakings. He was rewarded with a term renewal. Mthuli will just play by the same rule book. Havana ganda ava.
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Dr. Alex T. Magaisa is a lawyer in Zimbabwe, lecturer of law in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwean political strategist, and blogger. He currently lives in the UK. Magaisa is known for his political and social commentary work on issues affecting Zimbabwe and has been a... Read More About Alex Magaisa