Mthuli Ncube must grow thick skin
Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe's finance minister

This is not going to be a long piece. Because one thing is clear – we all know this country is on the verge of a total collapse if no immediate action is taken to redress this ailing economy. And that’s not even being despondent.

Except there is one man who thinks he is doing all the right things, and yet, there is untold suffering among the people. The Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is frustratingly out of touch with the reality on the ground. He is living in a bubble. He fails to appreciate the simple things that are killing this economy. And none of his plans are working anyway.

The major problem is that he fails to note how the entire system of government headed by ZANU-PF is toxic, corrupt, inept, greedy, and murderous.

It really doesn’t need rocket science to observe how Ncube is a man of lies and is actually clueless. His failed policies are destroying the livelihoods of millions of Zimbabweans. He has grown very unpopular with almost everyone. Well, we think almost. The president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, continues to put trust in this man who has done nothing but aggravate the economic meltdown. This is Zimbabwe.

Mthuli continues to make some statements like, the economy grew by by 6.2% in 2018 compared to an initial forecast of 3.1%, and saying that the economy is suffering because of “severe economic shocks.” Fam. Really?

Mthuli Ncube, and the rest of the crew, need to acknowledge how deeply rotten the system is and start from there. People do not have confidence. And that is why we are here.

The truth should be faced. The lies should stop. And the people’s lives should matter.

And, that austerity thing is not even working.

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