THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mwawapanga Mwanananga, has said the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa must focus on service delivery in the urban areas which it controls instead of protesting on the streets.
Mwanananga, who is also the Dean of African Ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe, said it was ironic that the MDC was calling its supporters to shut down Harare, yet it is the party that controls the city and has not lived up to its election promises regarding providing clean water and other deliverables.
“The MDC is in control of most if not all urban areas in Zimbabwe, more so in the capital city of Harare where it wants to shut down for business.
“Isn’t it ironic that the very people who should be delivering clean water to Harare residents are the ones who want to protest against the government and to shut down the very city that they control?” said Mwanananga, speaking to Star FM radio at the Heroes’ Day commemorations in Harare.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Mwanananga was conferred with the gold medal by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on behalf of all the countries that assisted Zimbabwe during the Cyclone Idai disaster in February this year.
The conferment of the awards was made at the National Heroes Acre during the commemoration of Heroes Day.
Some individuals and organisations honoured include the United Nations represented by Ambassador Bishow Parajuli.
Mwanananga and Parajuli were conferred with the Zimbabwe International Friendship Award in Gold for mobilising the international community to offer humanitarian assistance.
Some of the honoured corporates included Bitumen World represented by Mr Andre Zietsman and Fossil Contracting through Mr Ronald Mashura.
The companies were some of the first to be on the ground with relief, providing access roads after infrastructure was destroyed.
They were honoured with the Jairos Jiri Humanitarian Award for their efforts.
The citations were read by Secretary in the Office of Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Reverend Paul Damasane.