Breaking News

'We are NOT a failed state' says Cross - incompetent MDC in denial has made bad governance worse

by Patrick Guramatunhu
19 June 2019 | 2355 Views
"I thought we had seen everything that this country of ours could throw at us, but the situation right now looks like nothing we have seen before. Prices have quadrupled and continue to rise inexorably, incomes remain fixed or at least only 15 to 30 per cent higher for people in paid employment, fuel is still short or expensive and now massive electricity cuts. At my place in Harare we are out of electricity for 15 to 18 hours a day, every day," started off Eddie Cross.

He went on to admit that he is receiving RTGS$ 94.00 (US$10 today and tomorrow will be less than that guaranteed) from a pension scheme he started when he was 17 years and paid "well over a million US dollars".

"If you cannot provide food and fuel to your people, we are, as far as many people are concerned a 'failed State'. How else do you describe what is happening?" continued Eddie. Asking what should have been a rhetorical question but, of course, not to him.

"But the reality is that we are far from a failed State, our fiscal surplus in the first quarter was $500 million, we are accumulating hard currency in our banks, for the first time ever, the balance of payments is strong, so why the crisis? Let's look at each problem one by one.

"Firstly, food: 20 years after the Government launched the 'Fast Track Land Reform Program' and three years after 'Command Agriculture' we are still importing the great majority of our food, food prices are high by regional standards and our poorest people (who are 70 per cent of the entire population) cannot afford to buy their essentials for daily life. Why? We have plenty of land, water to irrigate a million hectares of crops, we have the expertise and most of the equipment needed - what's missing? Two words - real farmers."

He went on to give other examples fuel shortage because of "State controls and State intervention"; the crippling power cuts because the "sector is an unholy mess"; etc.

Eddie Cross showed how some of the nation's problems had considerably eased during the 2008 to 2013 GNU when MDC and Zanu PF shared power only to see the problems resurface again after Zanu PF retained to power in 2013. Proof that the root cause of Zimbabwe's economic problems is bad governance.

Eddie Cross is bending over backwards not to admit Zimbabwe is a failed state, failed governance, because he cannot bear to admit the elephant in the room – the corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship and MDC's role in helping keep the regime in power.

Zimbabwe is not the only country to suffer from having corrupt and incompetent leaders what has made our situation unbearable is that we are stuck with the same corrupt and incompetent leaders for 39 years and counting. Zanu PF has rigged elections denying the populous the opportunity to remove the regime from office. Secure in their post, Zanu PF has done as it pleased. The state controls and interventions which have destroyed the economy have made the ruling elite filthy rich. It is foolish to keep wittering to these Zanu PF thugs that they need to change these economic policies when they know the same policies are making them rich!

During the GNU the primary task for Eddie Cross and his MDC friends were to implement the democratic reforms and thus dismantle the Zanu PF dictatorship and end the curse of rigged elections. They failed to get even one reform implemented in five years. Not one!
"We are a failed state!" Of course, we are a failed state; we have bad governance in the form of a corrupt and tyrannical and vote rigging ruling party and a corrupt and incompetent opposition with its head buried in the sand, it does not want to even admit it!

RTGS$ Eddie Cross Command Agriculture

All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.



Latest News

'A coup against Mnangagwa is about to explode'

by Blessing Ivan Vava | 16 July 2019 | 3 Views

CAF President hosts Zimbabwe's Alvin Zhakata

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 2 Views

Teachers vow to shutdown schools on 22 July

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 2 Views

Civil servants stage demonstration in Harare

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 7 Views

Controversial Uebert Angel meets Yoweri Museveni

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 1 Views

Mthwakazi National Party takes ZANU PF and MDC head on

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 8 Views

Mutasa wanted Mugabe tried at ICC over Gukurahundi

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 6 Views

How to prepare for military school admission tests

by Staff Writer | 16 July 2019 | 5 Views

MDC apologises to Mthwakazi

by Mbonisi Gumbo | 16 July 2019 | 9 Views

Auxilia Mnangagwa: A highly trained CIO spy

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 9 Views

Mnangagwa-Army fallout deepens

by Mandla Ndlovu | 16 July 2019 | 20 Views

Restrain your wife - Mnangagwa told

by Methusi Ncube | 16 July 2019 | 25 Views

Nakamba refusing to train with Club Brugge

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 7 Views

Sympathizers turn against Chamisa after by-election defeats

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 11 Views

WATCH: Zanu-PF unstoppable, says Matemadanda

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 5 Views

'ZACC will leave no stone unturned to rid of corruption' - sit and eat...

by Nomusa Garikai | 16 July 2019 | 14 Views

Mnangagwa wears bulletproof vest to clinic opening

by ZimLive | 16 July 2019 | 18 Views

Zimbabwe, North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending Chi...

by Joshua Berlinger, CNN | 16 July 2019 | 8 Views

Chamisa changes tact

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 5 Views

Chamisa worried about Chiwenga

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 15 Views

Mnangagwa's govt snubs civil servants again

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 11 Views

Mnangagwa wants Mthuli Ncube to loosen his purse

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2019 | 6 Views


Pure Black set to take Africa by storm

by Mandla Ndlovu | 04 July 2019 | 852 Views

'Cook Off' movie set for UK premiere

by Agencies | 02 July 2019 | 622 Views

Zimbabwean rapper teams up with top selling American singer

by Staff Reporter | 17 June 2019 | 976 Views

WATCH: Penny Penny song insults Malema

by Mandla Ndlovu | 14 June 2019 | 10614 Views

Mixed feelings over Harare artistes at Econet gig - Econet Wireless' Z...

by Staff reporter | 11 June 2019 | 1126 Views

Low turnout at Sulu's birthday bash

by Simbarashe Sithole | 08 June 2019 | 2544 Views

Ivy Kombo drops 14th album - CELEBRATED United Kingdom-based Zimbabwea...

by Staff reporter | 06 June 2019 | 446 Views

The latest slots online in 2019

by Staff writer | 05 June 2019 | 828 Views

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago

Ios 9 Features Inspired By Android

apple announced ios 9 on monday, and while watching the keynote, i had just a little bit of déjà vu. most of ios 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at apple's biggest rival in mobile: android. specifically, they were about catching up to ... Read More
Sergey 13 June 2015 ago