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Mnangagwa Pampers Chiefs With More Top Of the Range Cars

by Bustop TV News

By Lloyd Takawira

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration penchants for spending has once again come under the spotlight after pampering traditional leaders with new top of the range cars.

Mnangagwa handed over the vehicles at the official unveiling of the Mbuya Nehanda statue at the intersection of Samora Machel Avenue and Julias Nyerere Way in Harare’s central business district.

Speaking at the unveiling, President Mnangagwa praised Chiefs whom he said are the custodians of Zimbabwe’s cultural heritage.

“Every person has a rural home where they come from. All these Government Ministers have a rural home where there are traditional leaders. That is what we want, that we respect our traditional leaders. We had Westerners who would say Africans are united, they have their own culture, for us to have dominion over them let us strip them of their culture and impose our culture. That way we will have dominance over them.

“That is why we are commemorating Mbuya Nehanda. We have got our own cultures whose custodians are traditional leaders. Let us move together with traditional leaders, and we should preach the gospel of peace for the good of the country.

“We have 286 chiefs; each of them need to unite his people for the development of the country. All programmes we are carrying out as Government such as Pfumvudza, dam construction can only succeed when there is peace and unity.”

Mnangagwa added that vehicles go a long way in restoring the dignity of traditional leaders.

“We are giving you these vehicles for you to have dignity. We realised that it is not befitting for a traditional leader to be seen flagging for a lift. After presiding over his or traditional court a traditional looking starts looking for a lift. It does not do good to his dignity. These cars are for official duties. You need to keep them well. You need to get a responsible driver.”

However observers have questioned the logic behind pampering chiefs with SUVs at a time the economy is reeling from massive mismanagement coupled with an ailing inflation that has affected critical.

Commenting on the chiefs heist, social media influencer and human rights activist Nickson Museyamwa said that, “There are 270 chiefs in Zimbabwe and each chief is going to get a brand new Isuzu double cab. Each Isuzu cost roughly USD30 000.

Govt will spend over USD8 million on purchasing these vehicles.

This is money going down the drain,chiefs have no production,they don’t bring any economic benefit. They are a leakage to the economy.

We have hospitals which struggling without ambulances, schools which have single blocks, why cant we channel that money to develop communities?

Nurses and teachers are underpaid and demotivated,why not use the money to incentivise them? We are led by fools complete lunatics.

Chiefs were used by Smith and Rhodesia. Chiefs are used by Zanu Pf. Maybe we should do away with them”

Prominent journalist cum government critic , Hopewell Chin’ono said, “doctors and nurses at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo are having to carry sick patients or the dead using stair cases, because elevators are not working!

This is why we are saying building multi-million dollar statues and chiefs cars when hospitals are not working is illogical!”

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