Opposition allege hypocrisy at Mugabe donation to AU

MUGABE-AUBy TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A newly-formed opposition party has accused President Robert Mugabe of double standards after he donated US$1 million (R13 million) to the African Union yet millions of Zimbabweans were succumbing to economic decline.
The Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) argued the donations sought to portray the veteran (93) as a Pan-Africanist who was committed to ensuring Africa was not dependent on institutions and governments abroad and reinforce the pretence Zimbabwe had implemented a successful land reform programme.
“This in our view is hypocrisy of the highest order given the number of
Zimbabwean migrants who are scattered all over the world in search of a better life due to the economic collapse caused by the plunder by the
parasitic black bourgeoisie, the social class whose interests the Zanu-PF
government represents,” charged Ngqabutho Mabhena, ZCP General Secretary.
Mabhena said Zimbabweans were dying because of lack of drugs in the
country while students from poor communities could not access education.
“We cannot donate our scanty resources to the AU when Zimbabweans are reduced to unprecedented poverty levels,” he said.
The donation by Mugabe was said to be from proceeds from the auctioning of some 300 cattle he pledged to the AU last year.
Zimbabwe state media said the donation was in line with Mugabe’s vision of the continental bloc founded in 1963 being self-sufficient and cutting dependence on foreign donations.
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