MDC-T castigates Mugabe for blaming Chinese for Zimbabwe’s woes


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The Movement for Democratic Change has castigated President Robert Mugabe for blaming Chinese nationals for the current cash crisis in the country and says the root cause of Zimbabwe’s socio-economic malaise is the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front itself.

“Mugabe and his politically decadent and incorrigibly corrupt regime have wrecked havoc on all facets of the people’s lives,” party spokesman Obert Gutu said in a statement.

“Essentially, Mugabe blamed the Chinese nationals for all manner of misdemeanour ranging from externalising cash as well as abusing and impregnating local Zimbabwean women. Whilst there could be some element of truth regarding the rather unsavoury and unconventional business practices of certain Chinese nationals who live in Zimbabwe, the real source of the problems that Zimbabwe is currently facing is the rogue and insipidly corrupt ZANU-PF regime.”

Gutu said Mugabe had always played the blame game especially when he was facing pressure from the MDC.

“In the year 2000, Mugabe blamed white people for orchestrating the rejection of the new Constitution in a referendum that was held during the month of February that year. He immediately ordered and authorised an orgy of violence disguised as a so-called land reform program. Since then, Zimbabwe’s commercial agricultural has been decimated and virtually destroyed.”

He said factories and industries have been closing since the year 2000 as more and more viable commercial farms were crudely expropriated by the ZANU-PF regime and allocated to senior party officials and their cronies who had very little or no capacity at all to undertake viable commercial agriculture.

“To date, black people who have the necessary resources and technical capacity and know how to be viable commercial farmers are still struggling to be allocated agricultural land chiefly because most of the prime land has been taken over by greedy, lazy and corrupt ZANU-PF cabinet ministers, senior civil servants and some other such regime apologists,” he said.

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