Tsitsi Dangarembga Says It’s Always “A Business Transaction” With China, “Not Help”

Zimbabwean renowned and award-winning writer, Tsitsi Dangarembga has said that China does not offer “free help” as everything is a business to the Asian giant.

She was responding to reports saying that a Chinese Company Gezhouba Group Corp will “help” Zimbabwe to build a 2100 MW Thermal Power Plant, a project worth R3 BIllion.

Dangarembga tweeted:

There is no such thing as “help” at this level, @WeArePindula. It is always a business transaction.

The alleged deal comes when Zimbabwe has an energy crisis that has seen many areas going without power for about 18 hours during the peak of the crisis.

Dangarembga’s remarks come when China is being criticised across the world for its unsustainable loans to which have landed many developing countries in unserviceable debts.

Resultantly, receiving countries end up losing their mineral resources and control over the extraction of those resources, a scenario which some describe as tantamount to neocolonialism.

Meanwhile, many developing countries, including Zimbabwe, prefer “aid” or “loans” from China as they have “fewer strings attached” compared to those of Western states which normally “intervene in domestic affairs” of receiving countries.

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2 comments on “Tsitsi Dangarembga Says It’s Always “A Business Transaction” With China, “Not Help”

  1. They free help from the west has conditions that they control everything – it’s it help to fund anti government organisations it’s called terrorism. At a munch the us ambassador stated tvangerai was the perfecteaded. Not very tight and easily manipulated. At least China invests which will employ people and tgey are it bankrupt like the USA that owe more than 23 trillion.

  2. Wake up you fool china don’t give a crap about local stability of countries which are in dire need once again will suck and reap the rewards been going on for years what you hear from local jargon is nothing campared to whats been discussed behind the mighty dragon close doors CHINA.

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