ZIMBABWE – President Tsvangirai kicked off his Masvingo tour with a well-attended meeting in Bikita yesterday. Today, he will be in Gutu before proceeding to Chivi for further meetings and public engagements tomorrow. He will proceed to Mashava on Friday.
President Tsvangirai will use the opportunity of this visit to Masvingo to assess the food situation in the province, which is one of the worst affected by the drought that has once again resulted in an alarming food insecurity situation in the country.
It is the MDC leader’s view that it is the height of insensitivity for Robert Mugabe to host his $1 million birthday bash in Masvingo for his 92nd birthday. Given the hunger and starvation stalking the province, Mugabe’s million-dollar birthday bash will be akin to hosting a lavish party at a funeral.
President Tsvangirai will wind up his Masvingo tour with a meeting of party structures in Chiredzi on Sunday.