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'I am staying to rebuild nation' insist Coventry - how naïve, with an illegitimate and murderous regime

21 Jan 2019 at 09:29hrs | Views
"I would like to make it clear that I have not resigned as minister. Whatever the problems, sport can and should be part of the solution and I will pour my energies in uplifting our sports, the youth and culture until I can no longer be effective and make the impact we need in our country," she tweeted.

The rumour mill was awash in Harare that she was under pressure to quit after soldiers and police used live ammunition against citizens during the job stayaway called by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, which brought the country to a halt.

Coventry expressed sadness over the violence, which left several people dead and scores in injured.

"What has happened in Zimbabwe saddened me immensely. I am sorry to everyone that has been affected by the recent events. Violence is never the answer and needs to be investigated and actions taken. We need peace so no one else suffers and we can rebuild our nation together," she said.

Kirsty, you are not the first Zimbabwean to sell-out and work with the corrupt and murderous Zanu PF regime. The regime is certainly renowned for its gravy train offers to the ruling elite and very, very few people have been able to resist.

"Whatever the problems, sport can and should be part of the solution and I will pour my energies in uplifting our sports, the youth and culture until I can no longer be effective and make the impact we need in our country!" How naive! Mnangagwa blatantly rigged last July's elections and now he is using brute force to remain in power. The thugs is holding the nation to ransom, for Pete's sake. How is sport an answer to vote rigging and holding the nation to ransom.

People like you Kirsty and Professor Mthuli Ncube accepted your appointments in the Zanu PF cabinet knowing fully well that the party had just blatantly rigged the recent elections (just it has always done in past elections) and therefore was illegitimate. By accepting the appointment you were giving the regime some modicum of credibility and acceptance.

Many Zimbabweans find your feigned sympathy and commitment to nation rebuilding patronising, to say the least. How can we rebuild the nation with illegitimate government led by corrupt and vote rigging thugs!

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