Harare based lawyer and Nehanda Radio correspondent, Tinomudaishe Chinyoka has claimed that the family of the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe has been talking too much instead of mourning Zimbabwe’s founding leader.
In a letter written to the family, Chinyoka said that some of the remarks by Mugabe’s family members were unpleasant and unsubstantiated. Chinyoka said:
You see, I really think that you have been talking more than you have been grieving. Stop it!
One of you, a fugitive from justice no less, claims that our former President was at home until a week before he passed. Now, since home is Zimbabwe and we know from our current President that your relative was not in Zimbabwe, where is home? So you have chosen the occasion of Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s death to confirm that he really did own a home in Singapore?
Secondly, the same fugitive claims that our former President left a legacy of state of the art health care in Zimbabwe. Surely if that was the case, he wouldn’t have needed to go to KuSingaporwe for his hospital needs.
Chinyoka claimed that some members of the Mugabe family did not know him as the nation does.
He also said that among other things, it was important for the Mugabe family to note that his enduring legacy was of education and land.
Chinyoka also reminded the family that it benefitted from nepotism and patronage which they did not deserve at the expense of the nation hence the need to stop privatising the deceased.
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