Letters to the Editor

Restore legitimacy in Zimbabwe

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Dear Editor,

The Zimbabwean Government bemoans Western countries' sanctions and that non-government organisations (NGOs) are curtailing reforms to improve the country's economic recovery and any progress Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa's Government put forward to rebuild Zimbabwe.

They've got the nerve to blame NGOs for helping people who can't afford to feed and help their families because of decades of serial economic reforms, which have brought Zimbabwe to the trenches.

The track record for the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-pf) speaks for itself, Mnangagwa profited while he stood by Robert Mugabe destroying the country, and now he has had an epiphany it seems his guilt has caused him to give back to the people of Zimbabwe.

He abuses the system like everyone else in Zanu-pf and there's no guarantee that Mnangagwa is better than his predecessor. He has been horrendous as a leader and people are suffering.

Sanctions are there to restore legitimacy to the Government of Zimbabwe, but without change of leadership there's no real transparency. Removing sanctions will be legitimising an endorsement of Mnangagwa's Zanu-pf and its bad governance, all its corruption, bad deeds, and human rights violations.

The Zanu-pf must go.

Isaac Chawasarira

Wolverhampton, UK


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