Zimbabweans up in arms as ten streets renamed after Mnangagwa

Zimbabweans up in arms as ten streets renamed after Mnangagwa

- Zimbabwe is up in arms after ten streets will be named after President Emmerson Mnangagwa

- While the initiative to honour fallen heroes was hardly groundbreaking, the sheer quantity of roads named after the politician has prompted a backlash

- With the nation battling against food shortages, a devastated economy and rolling blackouts, Mnangagwa's vain intentions have not sat well with many

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa's name will now be put on the map as a government-led initiative renames as many as ten streets after the Zimbabwean leader.

TimesLIVE spoke to Professor Arthur Mutambara, former deputy prime minister, and he blasted the development:

“An incompetent Mnangagwa wants to immortalise himself. All the other name changes are to cover up this wicked ambition. Whether he falls or prevails, he wants immortality. Zimbabweans will be calling his name in eight cities every day, forever. That is the ‘big idea’ while the country degenerates into unprecedented political and economic mayhem."

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Opposition parties are hoping to put an end to the entire ordeal by attempting to block the motion in Parliament.

Mnangagwa recently unveiled a statue in his likeness at the Masvingo Airport, a massive gift from sculptor Sylvester Mugari.

Briefly.co.za reported that citizens were caught in the midst of political warfare, with sanctions taking a dire toll on the economy and, as a result, their pockets.

Businesses are struggling to stay afloat, experiencing hours of power outages and skyrocketing costs of production.

The US government recently offered to lift the sanctions, but Mnangagwa refused the conditions which had included returning land which had been confiscated from citizens during reform.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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