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Zimbabwe Now A Banana Republic, Mafia State - Mutasa

Zimbabwe Now A Banana Republic, Mafia State - Mutasa

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiCZ) chairperson Peter Mutasa says Zimbabwe has become a banana republic and a mafia State since the November 2017 coup that ended the late former president Robert Mugabe’s long reign.

According to online sources, a mafia state is a state system where organised crime has permeated the government to such an extent that government officials, the police, and/or the military become a part of the criminal enterprise.

Speaking during an interview with NewsDay’s Lorraine Muromo, Mutasa said that government business has been captured by organised criminal gangs who are fleecing the country dry thereby pushing the majority of citizens into poverty. Said Mutasa:

The country has been turned into a banana republic or a mafia state. There are a few gangsters or roving bandits that have taken charge of the country and its resources.

The majority are wallowing in poverty while a few elite are living in opulence. Organised criminal gangs fleecing the country dry through corruption and thuggery have captured government business.

As a result and in order for them to continue pillaging the resources of the country, the mafia state has taken away the rights of citizens.

The regime has suspended the Constitution and stripped citizens of any rights. We have seen heightened political violence, abductions, torture and persecution of opposition and civic society activists since the current regime came in through a (November 2017) coup.

We have seen draconian laws such as the PVOs Bill, Amendment of the Constitution, some provisions of both Labour Amendment Bill and Health Services Amendment Bill all seeking to curtail citizens’ freedoms.

Cabinet recently approved amendment of the Criminal Codification Act wherein the regime seeks to further curtail freedom of expression and criminalise civic society engagement with the world.

The late former President Robert Mugabe was bad but this government has made him look like a lesser dictator.

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2 months ago


vana venyoka 2 months ago

true ipi yaunoziva you dirty scoundrel

2 months ago

Yes very true

tats 2 months ago

Its a failed state in short

vana venyoka 2 months ago

iwe tats ukagodii tokukandai zandom sasikala kuti muumaaaameee

reply to vanavenyoka from tats 2 months ago

mai vakasvîrwà nembôró yegudo

MuPfungwe Chaiye 2 months ago


vana venyoka 2 months ago

Uri nyika yeku Uzumba iwe chema senyoka tikutake nemabwe ndiyo firo yako

MuPfungwe Chaiye 2 months ago

Back to sender

Puluzuzu 2 months ago

Zimbabwe started off as a Canaan Banana republic. It has always been ruled by a political mafia with a president as the godfather & uninformed thugs as enforcers.

Vesto 2 months ago

Well said Peter.
I couldn't have put it any better.
Banana Republic
Mafia State
Looters' Paradise

But what I know is there will be pay back time

Joe 2 months ago

That's true

Rtgs 2 months ago

Chero mukavukura ndicharamba ndichingotonga chete

,. 2 months ago

Sorry hako, hapana chisingaperi. Hitler, Amini, Gadhafi Dos Sandos even Mugabe dzangova ngano. Kana iwe uchabaya futi imbwa dzichingohukura

vana venyoka 2 months ago

muri kungoita zvenyoka get away mese you are snakes muchafa vana venyoka 🐍

vana venyoka 2 months ago

iwe you are also a 🐍 and we will crush that head so that you stop hissing on social media

Job 2 months ago

Stalin, Mussolin, Churhill, Washington, Hirotito, Fidel Castro, Kamuzu Banda etc


vana venyoka 2 months ago

why are you hissing death by crushing is your destiny

Totito 2 months ago

Nyika inoti Eeedhii panyanga, Mthuli pamari, Kazembe pa mapurisa, Ziyambe paMitemo, Jenerari paHutano nevana, kozoti Chris pa Publicity ziva kuti muri pama One.God bresi orodhi Pumura

stallion 2 months ago

hapana chokwadi chinopfuura ichi vanhu vanotema nzimbe Chiredzi uko dzava nhapwa kuti vataridzire Simba ravo minister vakati unoyenda kujeri no option kutongosha puhutapwa

stallion 2 months ago


Wiser-man 2 months ago

I feel we must revise the age of consent for girls to marry back to 16,
Why?. I'm a concerned parent and citizen.
If your 18 year old son impregnates his girlfriend who most likely will be a year or two younger, then he becomes a criminal.and gets tried
There's a marriage gap, it's natural.
At 18 he's able to marry but she won't be.
it doesn't make sense at all, the court should be trying real criminals
not our children.
Remember, accidents happen with teenagers

2 months ago

Nyika waikonewa mnangagwa ...
Kungoti chirungu chekuudzirwa apa....

nitho 2 months ago

if you don't find a crisis then your organization will not perform. for the organization to perform they create a crisis

nitho 2 months ago

one time

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