Nehanda Radio columnist, Tinomudaishe Chinyoka has said that the family of the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe was ungrateful as it continued to demand lots of things.
Chinyoka claims that the family was now holding the country hostage for Mugabe’s positive contributions to the country, something that has a huge adverse impact on the economy of the country.
He cautioned that their actions were bringing to remembrance some of Mugabe’s bad deeds during his last days in power.
Chinyoka observed, for instance, how the transport and mines ministries were heavily congested by people related to Mugabe who had got their posts through nepotism and politics of patronage. He added:
It doesn’t take away the good that he did, especially at the beginning, but it does mean hyperbole must be kept in check. A child that’s raised by a man in a very loving and caring environment and is sent to the best schools to get the best education but then gets raped by the same person does not lose anything by calling the man a rapist. It doesn’t take away the good he did at the beginning , but just puts it in context.
This family seems to me to be very ungrateful. They clearly feel that since their person died for this country, they must enjoy the spoils. Sadly, in so doing, they are creating new narratives of resentment. There will one day be a reckoning.
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