Wednesday, 9 December 2009

ZIMBABWE: Diasporans oiled the ZANU-PF machine: Mafa

By Hakuna Musina in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Zanu-PF has shamelessly admitted that it survived and managed to stay in power because of finances remitted by Zimbabweans living in the diaspora as it emerged that diasporans remitted US$1 billion in 2008 alone.

Speaking at a consultative meeting which is a build-up to the party's congress next week, Zanu PF Mashonaland West Chairperson John Mafa revealed that the ZANU-PF killing machine which was on the brink of total collapse at some point, was in fact oiled by the diasporans.

The disaporans did not intend doing so, but through strict foreign currency regulatory laws introduced by the troubled Mugabe government from 2004 meant that every penny sent by a Zimbabwean from abraod, the government would get a share. In the process when the whole world was squezzing the dictator, Mugabe turned to the same people whom he used to chastise for doing minimal jobs in England - if it was not for these Zimbabweans, Mugabe would be history today. Read more

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