Zimbabwe is a nation of educated fools: Linda Masarira
FEARLESS politician and human rights defender Linda Masarira has said Zimbabwe is a nation of educated fools who are too eager to swallow political party proganda but cannot apply their knowledge to solve the country’s challenges.
Linda Masarira did not even spare the current Parliament, saying the august house is full of elected fools and jokers.
“Zimbabwe has engineers who cannot fix potholes and build bridges, pharmacists who cannot manufacture paracetamol, and journalists who are paid by politicians to spread propaganda and hate speech,” Masarira said.
She bemoaned the pace at which fake news, propaganda and hate speech are spread and shared on social media by educated Zimbabweans who are failing to use their skills and training for the benefit of the nation.
Masarira, who is also the opposition MDC-T national spokesperson, took a shot at Zimbabweans who would not vote for MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe just because she was a woman and from a Ndebele tribe.
Masarira said Khupe stood by late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai right up to his last days at a Johannesburg hospital while Nelson Chamisa was busy in Harare planning to out-manoeuvre possible challengers to the throne.
She also took a swipe at MDC Alliance supporters saying they thought they were immune to criticism.
“I am critical of all political parties without fear or favour. I have spoken time and again about corruption in Zanu-PF.
“I have spoken about corruption in Zanu-PF and have written letters to President Mnangagwa on corruption, which letters are yet to be responded to.
“Zanu-PF and the MDC Alliance are equally corrupt and uncouth. Zanu-PF has its own ills; it is corrupt, it ran down the economy… But do not make the mistake of thinking that the MDC Alliance are saviours.
“They’re not. They’re equally corrupt, equally uncouth and are not at all concerned about the welfare of the people.”
She said the majority of people who voted in the July 2018 elections were not doing so on matters of principle or policy, but were driven by political party affiliation and propaganda by ZANU-PF on one side and the MDC Alliance on the other hand.
ZBC TV recently reported that Linda Masarira was in hiding in South Africa after recieving threats from MDC Alliance for exposing their plan to allegedly topple the Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration.
Masarira has also made a passionate plea for political actors behind the instigation of violence to bear allegiance to the country and be peaceful rather than continue chasing self serving personal interests. — ZOOMZimbabwe