PRESIDENT, Emmerson Mnangagwa this Monday visited and bought eats from vendors. He got off from his motorcade and headed straight towards the marketplace and bought groundnuts, snot apples (matohwe) and maize cobs. Commuters, kombi crews and vendors jostled to catch a glimpse of the President. The President took time to listen to concerns raised by vendors.
He was accompanied by State Security Minister Owen Ncube.
Patricia Moyo a vendor, who sold groundnuts to President Mnangagwa, said he paid using local currency and asked her about the challenges she was facing.
“We heard his motorcade and suddenly he appeared. I was elated when he headed straight to my market where he asked how much I was charging. After I told him, he took money out his pocket and paid. I even gave him change,” she said.
She was happy to have told her problems to the highest office in the land.
“I am hoping that he is going to address the challenges that we face as vendors. I, for one, told him the problems we are facing and he promised to look into them,” said an elated Moyo.
Meanwhile, former Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has slammed President Mnangagwa for “looking down on the masses.”
“Kubata musana while talking to people, especially pamusika, is rude behavior which is tantamount to looking down on the masses!” Moyo tweeted.