via We once had savings | The Zimbabwean 16 July 2014 by Jera
Comrade, ambassador – pick a title – we once had savings. Remember? Billions of dollars – all lost when the Zimdollar was printed to worthlessness by Zanu (PF).
Only God and the cousins in the Diaspora have saved the impoverished majority from starvation. Approximately $3,5billion is expected to be remitted from the Diaspora this year. That alarming figure – which is almost equal to Chinamasa’s $4billion national budget – speaks volumes about the level of poverty in Zimbabwe.
The call to ‘save money’ might have been understandable if the former ambassador had visited a handful of randomly selected homes in Mbare and, in each one, witnessed people spilling Champagne on Persian rugs, tossing uneaten pizzas like flying saucers and spit-roasting a whole cow in the fireplace.
Khaya Moyo’s remarks are condescending if not offensive. He may as well be as insensitive as to invite a one-armed man to enter the parallel bar gymnastics.
The trouble with our leaders is that they have created their own imaginary little world which is so far removed from our reality of one meal a day. Only a few weeks back, Khaya Moyo urged exiled Zimbabweans to return home – ludicrous sentiments which were later echoed by another out-of-touch politician, Joice Mujuru.