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Mugabe celebrating sickness at expense of living
21 Feb 2014 at 19:50hrs | Views
MDC-T Bulawayo youth chairperson Bekithemba Nyathi addresses journalists while Ward 9 Councillor Charles Ndlovu (left) and Kunashe Muchemwa follow proceedings
MDC-T Bulawayo Youth Assembly has come out guns blazing against President Robert Mugabe's alleged $1 million dollar birthday bash.
Mugabe turns 90 today.
Speaking at a Press conference at the party's Bulawayo headquarters, youth chairperson and Member of the House of Assembly for Mpopoma Bekithemba Nyathi said there was no need to celebrate Mugabe's birthday as it left suffering Zimbabweans worse-off.
"Why splurge $1million to celebrate for a sick person? He is obviously sick. Why take $1 million that could pay civil servants, assist Tokwe Mukosi flood victims and rebuild bridges to celebrate? His age alone- 90- is a sickness. So he is celebrating sickness at the expense of the living," said Nyathi.
Kunashe Muchemwa, a member of the MDC-T Bulawayo executive added that his party was not celebrating the 90th birthday because it was for a man who was tired mentally, physically and maybe even spiritually.
Nyathi went on to attack Zanu-PF's economic turnaround strategy, ZimAsset.
"No one was consulted when it was drawn up. It is simply a Zanu-PF campaign gimmick produced by people who were dreaming, people who will tell you diesel can come out of a rock. As it is, there is no government to talk about in the country. It is led by a 90-year-old who is obviously sick," he said.
He said the MDC-T was challenging the Zanu-PF Government to set up an independent Sandura-like commission to investigate the salarygate scams.
"It must not report to any minister or Mugabe, but to parliament to ensure transparency. As it is, all those named belong to Zanu-PF factions that will protect them, while they continue to bleed the country to death and leave Zimbabweans to suffer even more," said Nyathi.
He said the looting of the country's resources by Zanu-PF had to stop.
"Even Mpilo Hospital has become a place to go and die, not to recover because there are no drugs. People who fly out of the country to be treated have looted everything," he said.
Source - Byo24News