Mugabe criticised for globe trotting while Zimbabwe burns6 years ago
President Robert Mugabe has been criticised for travelling around the and ignoring the thousands of citizens who have lost everything to the recent floods or addressing the striking health care workers. Last week, the President spent a few hours in the country before heading off to West Africa for Ghana’s independence celebrations. He had been in Singapore where he had gone for a reported medical review, while doctors were on strike in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to New Zimbabwe, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secretary General Moyo said:
Mugabe has no sense of proportionality, his moral height is very low and his priorities are abysmal. What would we expect from a mummy?Feedback
Kurauone Chihwayi, the spokesperson of the Welshman Ncube-led MDC, said:
There is adequate evidence to prove that Mugabe has abandoned Zimbabweans at this time of need. There is no justification for his stay outside the country as the country sinks in Zanu PF created crisis.
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However, presidential spokesperson George Charamba defended the trips saying
It is legitimate spending that makes nations states. Diplomacy does not come cheap, especially when it comes from a country of such significance as Ghana.
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