The ruling ZANU PF has said that it wishes every Zimbabwean happy, peaceful and safe holidays. The remarks were made on Tuesday by ZANU PF spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo who said:
We wish all the people a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and I am saying all Zimbabweans. This is not about Zanu PF, but the nation. Let it be a central message to everybody that we say to all, have a merry Christmas.
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He urged motorists to be safe on the roads saying they should not consume alcohol and then attempt driving.
Moyo’s remarks were regarded as insincere by the leader of opposition Transform Zimbabwe, Jacob Ngarivhume who claimed that Zimbabweans are not going to have enjoyable holidays due to ZANU PF induced poverty. He said:
The traditional jostling and bustling festive atmosphere has been stolen from most Zimbabweans. Many have failed to travel to see relatives and friends during this Christmas period due to a myriad of reasons such as lack of fuel, lack of money to spare and lack of cash at the banks.
Zimbabwe is having a socioeconomic crisis characterised by a huge scarcity in fuel, electricity, food foreign currency and cash.
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