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'Emulate Masiyiwa, project good image of Zimbabwe' - no lies can ever disguise pariah state image

02 Nov 2018 at 16:54hrs | Views
"MR Strive Masiyiwa is a telecommunications magnet and billionaire with a business conglomerate straddling the African continent and beyond. He is a self-made entrepreneur who commands respect across the entire world," wrote Chronicle.

"From humble beginnings in Zimbabwe, he built an empire that now encompasses telecommunications, ICT, banking, mobile money, digital television and numerous other ventures dotted around Africa and Europe.

"The Econet Wireless Zimbabwe founder is among the 10 richest people in Africa and has made the Forbes list of wealthiest individuals in the world."

This is just nonsense but in a way it explains why the country is still in a mess.

People have criticised Masiyiwa for falsely claiming that Mnangagwa is "sincere" about seeking meaningful economic and political change. Only a first class village idiot would make such a claim when the regime has just blatantly rigged the elections and thus confirming the country is still a pariah state.

No one questioned that Masiyiwa is not rich. There is only one logical reason the Chronicle was reminding us all just how rich Masiyiwa is; to cow us into submission. This is media house built on the believe "Mighty is right!" hence the reason page after page of the paper day in day out for the last 38 years is about the Zanu PF ruling elite and their apologists and no one else. Since Masiyiwa is supportive of the regime the Chronicle has added to its brief "Rich is right!"

Strive Masiyiwa, same man listed "among the 10 richest people in Africa" by Forbes Magazine, lied about Mnangagwa being "sincere"! The lie is unforgivable since it comes just three months after the later has just blatantly rigged the national elections and had seven people shot dead to quash all protests against the rigged elections.   

"It is through unity that we can achieve development and get the country to the level that we desire. It is not up to the Government and President Mnangagwa alone to champion the re-engagement drive and the rebranding of the country but also that of private citizens and the business community," Minister of Information and political boss of the Chronicle, Monica Mutsvangwa said.

You Zanu PF thugs talk of unity, re-engagement, development, etc. without paying attention to what these words mean. You calling on Zimbabweans to be united and yet you are the one dividing the nation by denying people their freedoms and rights including the right to a meaningful say in the governance of the country, right to a fair share of the nation's wealth and riches.

President Mnangagwa keeps wittering about re-engaging the West in pursuit of his "Zimbabwe is open for business!" Yet he stubbornly refuse to re-engage with the the 3 million plus Zimbabweans in the diaspora by denying them the right to vote!  

"We totally agree with the Minister and urge other prominent Zimbabweans in the diaspora and within the country to emulate Mr Masiyiwa in projecting a good image of the country," concluded the well-paid Chronicle spin-doctor.

"To accelerate the re-engagement drive, Zimbabwe needs all hands on deck including its leading lights in the business community."

President Mnangagwa was never sincere about seeking a "new dispensation", Zimbabwe is still a pariah state ruled by corrupt and vote rigging thugs. No amount of lies and spin from whatever quarter will ever change that reality.

Worst of all, Zimbabwe needs to end the dictatorship before it is all too late. Decades of Zanu PF misrule has brought the nation to the edge of the abyss, the present economic and political situation has forced millions into abject poverty and striped them of hope and human dignity. This is a ticking time bomb that we must defuse by dismantling the dictatorship itself!

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