Mugabe makes it rain

via Mugabe makes it rain | The Zimbabwean 20 August 2014 by Jera

At the opening of Sadc summit in Victoria Falls, Mugabe did what is known in the music industry as ‘making it rain.’ Typically, making it rain is when a rapper showers fans with cash.

Mugabe gave away US$100,000 to former ambassador, Brigadier Hashim Mbita of Tanzania, as a thank-you for his contribution to the liberation war effort. Mugabe’s gesture is extravagant, for a president whose country faces a humanitarian crisis in Chingwizi and Matebeleland, where many depend on donor assistance.

If Mugabe genuinely felt Brigadier Mbita deserved payment then one wonders why the president took all of 34 years to offer compensation. Furthermore, Mbita assisted several other countries and none of them chipped in on Mugabe’s lavish gift. With the entire continent watching the Sadc opening, it was the perfect opportunity for Mugabe to buy popularity with his hundred thousand dollar thank-you.

Forever grandstanding, Mugabe spoke against Sadc’s dependency on external funding. ‘Our continued over-reliance on the generosity and goodwill of our cooperating partners tends to compromise our ownership and sustainability of our Sadc programs. How can we proudly claim Sadc to be our own organisation when close to 60% of our programmes are externally funded?’

The reason Mugabe wants sanctions lifted is so he can receive foreign financial assistance. Furthermore, Mugabe’s finance minister has routinely flown to China with a begging bowl and a pair of kneepads. Patrick Chinamasa is believed to have initially requested $27Billion (8 times the national budget).

Recently, there was news of a likely $10 billion package (2,5times our national budget as compared to Sadc’s 60% external funding) from China. This begs the question – if Zimbabwe relies on foreign aid, some of which is from our so-called ‘detractors’, why should Mugabe expect Sadc to be self reliant?

COMMENTS

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    Roving Ambassador 7 years ago

    This man is just a comic now. He is behaving like Mobuto Seseseko.Showing off personal wealth on the pretence that the whole nation is rich. This is sickening. He has never cared and does not care for the poor and suffering Zimbabwean s. ZANU leaders are all treasonous.

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    Patrick 7 years ago

    Shame on you all so called SADC leaders for selling your souls to this evil man at the expense of our suffering country. Shame on you for keeping your mouths zipped when its as clear as daylight that this evil man has single-handely destroyed what was once a beautiful & vibrant economy. Shame on you all for allowing this degenerate kind of a man to be your chairman. Shame on you for coming to our country and pretended as if all is well when you know in your hearts that the situation we are in is dire. Shame on you for wining & dining with this old fool when all over our country people are living without food, electricity, water etc. Shame on you for sitting there listening to this old fool of ours speak his nonsense. Shame on you for embracing his stupid plans & ideas when you know he is the architect of our demise. Shame on you all. Soon we shall be free & we ll not forget how you sided with the devil when you knew he was making us, the children of Zimbabwe, all suffer.

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    Wilbert Mukori 7 years ago

    Have to agree with you that Minister Chinamasa has to carry knee pads given the amount of time he is spending on his knees begging. If it was not for the knee pads his knees will be like those of a goat! Sad really, after all that grovelling he still has nothing to show for it; the begging bowl is still empty!

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    John Thomas 7 years ago

    When Mugabe makes it rain the rest of us feel like we are being p1ssed on

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    The article isn’t even worth publishing as the mention of the geriatric’s name is sickening!!

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    Petal 7 years ago

    splashing out all the loot

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    In the Zimbabawe parliament Robert Mugabe has been referred to as the modern day JESUS – the zimbabwe circus rolls on at everyones expense – Mugabe clearly believes he is 100% correct and the rest of the world 100% wrong

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    Percy Malunga 7 years ago

    He gave US$100 000,00 to Mbita and failed to feed his Zanu pf youths at the last Congress. Unoshaya kuti zvinombofamba sei?

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      Couldn’t even buy a few tents for those at Chingwizi while the rain pounded down on them and their children

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    Mlimo 7 years ago

    Mugabe accessed his millions stashed in Singapore? More likely treasury funds tax payers money.

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    Total collapse is getting nearer by the day

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    Knee pads kkkkkkkkkk

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    abused 7 years ago

    Sad indeed. Wish there was nothing like Sadc its just as useless as a used condom

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    Davy Mufirakureva 7 years ago

    Paying nikuv, paying everyone just to keep oneself in office yet the general populace are suffering.

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    Ndaneta ndaneta 7 years ago

    Unoshaya kuti zvirikumbofamba sei shuwa Percy.

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    Petal 7 years ago

    Find the stolen money

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    Petal 7 years ago

    He will probably be looting the money from the Dictators club

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    avenger/revenger 7 years ago

    The myth of the ” liberation ” movements

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    avenger/revenger 7 years ago

    The myth of the ” liberation ” movements.. yet all was foretold to a stupid world premiere 1979 by those wise men in the know – like me the intelligent one !!!

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    idiot