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How is  someone like Kembo Mohadi the Vice President of a country? Kembo Mohadi

Last week Kembo Mohadi was quoted essentially justifying the militarisation of the Zimbabwean "government" and suggested that the military were good for the economy because soldiers make good managers. 
 
I am absolutely sure I’m not the only person puzzled by this man's presence in high office. Honestly, what exactly did he do to get the position of Vice President? 
 
Internet sources say Mohadi is 71 years old, so like a lot of these people in Zanu PF he is an old man who should be retired. But for someone who is 71 years old and a Vice President of a country, there really isn’t much of a back story about this man. During my secondary school studying history of Zimbabwe in particular the liberation struggle, there was no mention of Kembo Mohadi. Come to think of it there was no mention of Mnangagwa, Chiwenga and definitely not a whiff about Victor Matemadanda. Perhaps, as some people have said, Kembo Mohadi may not be the only liberation war imposter at the top of the Zimbabwean government. Anyway, the point is that Mohadi seemed to have sprung up from nowhere. 

John RobertsonVeteran economist, John Robertson, has said that the Zimbabwean situation has graduated to extreme levels where humanitarian aid is now a necessity. Robertson also said that the government knew what could trigger an economic comeback but had no political will to do so. He said:

Zimbabwe has never looked weaker. Not a single measure taken has earned respect, and the only assistance we qualify for now is humanitarian aid. Government lacks the courage to do the right thing. It is doing only what it thinks it can get away with. John Robertson says the Government has no "political-will" to deal with corruption.

His remarks come when inflation is soaring with prices of basic commodities being raised on a fortnight basis.

The inflation worsens the plight of workers whose salaries have remained fairly stagnant resulting in clashes between the working class and authorities on several occasions.

The opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has also added to the chagrin of the state by organising nationwide demonstrations which were however blocked by the police.

Source: https://news.pindula.co.zw/2019/09/02/zimbabwe-has-never-looked-weaker-veteran-economist

Money siphoned from government institutions through corruption was enough to cater for Zimbabwe’s humanitarian aid appeal and more, the European Union has said.European Union Ambassador Timo Olkonnen

This comes after government recently reviewed upwards its budget for humanitarian support adding over US$100 million to the initial US$331.5 million.

Speaking to a local radio station on Tuesday, EU head of delegation, Timo Olkonnen stated that corruption had more devastating effects when compared to sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West, a narrative President Mnangagwa’s administration has since rejected.

“Corruption has a huge effect, people talking about hundreds of millions or even billions in terms of the Auditor General’s report and then you imagine that you have a humanitarian appeal for Zimbabwe for a couple hundred millions.

“Basically, that’s just a part of what is assumed to be stolen.

“It could have covered those needs for the humanitarian appeal. So I think the effect has been devastating for the economy,” he said.

Brutal Beating of MDC Official#EnoughisEnough
 
Last week in Zimbabwe, one of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) (Zimbabwe’s main opposition party) youth Sekai Marashe aka Muchaina (pictured) was brutalised and assaulted.  Where is the woman’s rights?  Where is the protection and where is the democracy?  Those in power, in the government are meant to protect the woman.  Instead, they spread malicious lies.  Dr Energy Mudoti a prominent ZANU PF minister tweeted, “no matter how democratic our government can be, we can never guarantee that drunkards & prostitutes stop fighting”.  For a minister to stoop that low in attack of a vulnerable young woman instead of protecting her is gut wrenchingly sickening.  He is using his platform and authority to discredit the crying, the broken and the vulnerable. 
 
Not Just Sekai but also a well-known comedian, Samatha Kureya aka “Gonyeti,” who uses her talent, humour, wit and her platform to be an activist against the Zanu pf regime was abducted, tortured, threatened and told to stop and not speak of it.  They broke her but she will fight on and the National News paper, The herald has gone and published her full name and address to continue the intimidation. 

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum launched the special report ‘The New Deception: What has changed’ which critiques the record of the Mnangagwa government’s record in human rights observation. The report reflects on the promises of the return to constitutionalism and rule of law made President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 26 August 2018. Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated as the second Executive President of Zimbabwe after Zimbabwe’s long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was overthrown from power through a military coup.

The Forum launched the report which captured the human rights situation in the “new dispensation” on 27 August 2019. Apart from launching the documentary, the Forum held an engaging discussion which was focused on the key highlights of the report such as the nature and distribution of violations witnessed since November 2017 to date. The thrust of the event was to stimulate conversation around the current human rights violations being witnessed in the country. The event also sought to respond to the question on everyone’s mind, Is this the Zimbabwe we all want?

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