Stop blaming Colonialism – Khupe tells greedy politicians


KWEKWE — Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has accused greedy politicians of plundering the country’s mineral resources for their personal enrichment while government fails to deliver basic services due to non-availability of funds.

Addressing members of the Kwekwe Lions Club during their golden jubilee celebrations on Saturday, Khupe described corruption, greed and selfishness as cancerous epidemics which had eroded the country’s moral fibre.

“Africa needs a lot of support to take her out of a position of having a begging bowl. Much as we might want to blame our past domination for our current problems, as Africans surely some of the challenges we face today have nothing to do with our past. Issues such as corruption, greed and selfishness which have eroded our moral fibre cannot be traced to our history,” she said.

“We are richly endowed with natural resources, including mineral wealth like the diamonds in Chiadzwa. Unfortunately that has not translated into riches for our nation, save for a minority few.”

In apparent reference to Indigenisation minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s controversial economic empowerment policy, Khupe, who is also MDC-T vice-president, vowed to continue fighting bad policies.

“Good public policy is critical, we don’t want economic policies that take wealth from the minority white and give minority black. We say no to policy reforms which make us poorer,” she said.
The MDC-T has contested Kasukuwere’s indigenisation policy, saying it had benefited Zanu PF bigwigs at the expense of ordinary Zimbabweans.

The Kwekwe Lions Club celebrations were attended by Midlands provincial governor Jason Machaya and club members drawn from Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. NewsDay


  1. What else can she say when she is singing for her supper. Its a shame that we have people like her masquerading as people's representatives.

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    AU is also to hold a meeting concerning slavery perpetrated against Africans and other inhuman abuses such as those experienced by the Kenyans and other African states during the colonial era. Our human rights group is pushing for this under the theme ,'JUSTICE FOR AFRICA AT LAST’. Any abuses perpetrated against Africans during colonization are to be revisited and compensation has to be paid .Just like Germany ,she paid all the reparations after the world war. She did not deny any responsibilities. If Germany humbled herself like that, then the other European countries should do the same. They should show remorse of their evil deeds with no ‘BUT’ because there is good evidence that that these crimes took place in Africa. These are not vexatious claims. In this our Human Rights Organization will not sit on its laurels. We will ensure that an APOLOGY for slavery is made by those that were involved and other crimes against humanity that were unleashed against Africans. Europe does not hesitate to take action against Africans if any crime against humanity is perpetrated .This should be the case with Africa. ‘ALL ARE EQUAL DESPITE THEIR SKIN COLOUR and THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION’. For slavery ,the word ‘SORRY’ would indeed be sufficient to heal the sores of slavery. Therefore those that involved themselves in the trade of other humans must apologize profoundly and unreservedly.[including abuses during colonization of Africa].More so the money owed to Africa by any state should be paid in whole or at least in part. This way every black person will not have any grudges against the perpetrators of these heinous crimes aforementioned.


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