Zimbabwe’s economic melt-down is affecting everyone. The wife and family of one of the country’s well known liberation hero, Magama Tongogara, are reportedly living in abject poverty. Max Mkandla, the spokesman for Zimbabwe Liberators’ Peace Forum (ZLPF) called for the appointment of a cabinet minister for war heroes and their families.
Who is this Max Mkandla? Where has he been all these years for Christ’s sake? Zimbabwe has the biggest number of deputy minister and above per capita representation; counting the president and his two vices, prime minister and his two deputies, governors, ministers, executive mayors, etc. An even more bloated cabinet will only make an intolerable situation even worse. Ian Smith govern the country with only a handful of ministers and the economic grow in leaps and bounds, even when the country faced international sanctions.
Max please, it is quality leaders we want not more of the same rubbish who have got us into this hell-hole. And Max, you ARE the spokesman of the Zimbabwe Liberators’ Peace Forum (ZLPF) and you do not even have an common sense. Is it any wonder we are in this mess!?
Mai Tongogara and the families of all the other war heroes from Victoria Falls to Beit Bridge, from Mutare in the East to Plamtree in the West; they all deserve financial assistance. And so too all the millions of other Zimbabweans now living in abject poverty; they too deserve financial help even if they played no role in the liberation of Zimbabwe. They deserve help because they are human beings and they too do not deserve to suffer. None of all these deserving people are getting any financial assistance nor are they ever going to get because there is no money.
For thirty years now Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies have behaved as if the public purse is a bottomless beg of money and all the nation, especial the ruling elite, has to do is spend, spend, spend and spend! Over the years Mugabe and his friends' appetite has grown beyond recognition; they have sucked the breathe, the blood and the marrow out of the country.
Murambatsvina, there is no simply no money in Zimbabwe’s coffers to pay Mai Tongogara or anyone else.What Zimbabwe should be doing now is first; stop all this criminal waste of human and material resources through mismanagement, corruption and looting by Mugabe, his thugs and now Tsvangirai and his MDC friends too have joined the gravy train. Second; we must get everyone back to work producing goods and services. Prosperity is a measure of how much one produces first and foremost, and not how much one spends!