Former ZANU PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman, Temba Mliswa said that Zimbabwe has become like a bus moving down a steep slope without a driver.
Mliswa is now an independent MP for Norton National Assembly Constituency after beating War Veterans boss, Chris Mutsvangawa in 2018 harmonised elections.
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Addressing a group of residents in the rural part of his constituency recently, Mliswa said:
I am here to inform you that the current situation in the country is terrible. What I came to inform you is the situation is horrible…
We might sit here all day lying to ourselves but the situation is horrible and I also do not have the remedies to the country’s situation.
It is a bus without a driver going nowhere, whether it will arrive or it will be involved in an accident, we never know. We are only surviving because of God’s grace.
Mliswa bemoaned how the government unfairly treats tobacco farmers and accused the same of robbing its citizens. He continued:
Tobacco farmers are the major players in the survival of the people but these farmers are neglected because they were promised to be paid 50% in foreign currency but where is that money they were promised!
That’s daylight robbery. I was at parliament recently where I asked the Minister of Finance that what kind of a government are they which robs its citizens because you claim that Bond notes and the US dollar are equivalent and after that, you introduce Bond Note. You wonder what is really going on.
The government is ill-treating its citizens, robbing them and they actually expect investors to invest in Zimbabwe. Who would want to invest in such a country?
Zimbabwe is currently in the throes of debilitating power cuts, shortage of safe drinking water, galloping inflation, dry pumps at service stations, high rates of unemployment, the list goes on and on.
More: New Zimbabwe.com
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