We can beneficiate masawu says Mai Mujuru


Vice President Joice Mujuru today said Zimbabweans must appreciate the resources that they have in their areas because these can change their lives. Addressing members of the Women’s League in Mashonaland Central, her home province, Mai Mujuru said: “Here in Mashonaland Central, we have the masawu fruit which locals can learn to beneficiate, thereby change their lives.” Some people might take this lightly, or even as a joke, but masawu are very popular on the streets of Harare but in Mashonaland Central itself they are famous for making a special kachasu. Maybe if someone beneficiated this, they could come up with an exotic drink just like Amarula. People used to make mukumbi from the same fruit but they never beneficiated it until someone came up with a drink and commercialised it. This is what Mai Mujuru was talking about-that people must not allow outsiders to come and exploit their resources. They too should benefit. And this should apply to all natural resources.


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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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