Press Release: Zimbabwe Mugabe – A Monumental Failure
Robert Mugabe has conceded failure to run the government following admittance by his spokesperson, George Charamba today.
Charamba lamely claimed that Mugabe donated farming inputs through donations he got from “men and women of goodwill who made available the resources to buy inputs so that the Zimbabwean farmers, after being failed by their ‘own government’ can still go back to the field”. Such statements show that Mugabe and his lieutenants are in agreement with the people of Zimbabwe that he has failed to run this country.
For Mugabe who is repeatedly and monotonously referred to as the head of state and government by a schism of his bootlicking structures and state institutions to concede that the same government he is head of has failed to support its farmers is not only astonishing but a self defeating conjecture.
Charamba in an attempt to justify Mugabe’s controversial input scheme has not just exposed the deep rooted weaknesses of Mugabe and Zanu PF’s system of patronage but the serious ills of a system aimed at turning people into charity cases.
What was demonstrated by President Tsvangirai in Buhera is a clear testimony of a visionary leadership aimed at not only improving food security but also transforming and improving rural lives. The people in the rural areas do not want systems that relegate them to perpetual recipients of hand outs but real programmes that uplift them to look after themselves.
Furthermore, there is more to this whole Presidential Well Wishers Special Agricultural Inputs Scheme than meets the eye. What is the scheme meant to achieve? If the parastatals are not functioning at the level expected by the government, then there should be an overhaul of the system.
Why should tax payers’ money continue to be expended by parastatals that are not serving their purposes? If Mugabe says the farmers are “not receiving support from government institutions such as the Grain Marketing Board”, then he should deal with such a government institution since he says he is the Head of Government.
Mugabe must accept that he has failed. If the whole machinery, which has nationwide depots fail to support farmers, then how does he explain his capacity to distribute the same if it is not targeted at Zanu PF zealots?
Thus the so called head of state and government and commander in chief of the defence forces, Robert Mugabe, is nothing but a monumental failure.
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Movement for Democratic Change (Harare)