At a time when Zimbabwe is facing a myriad of economic and social problems president Emmerson Mnangagwa has brazenly pledged US$1 million to the Global Fund.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the announcement during his address at the 6th Replenishment Conference organised by the Global Fund Forum in Lyon, France which seeks to raise US$14 billion to fight HIV & TB.
The country is currently experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, seen in triple-digit inflation, cash shortages, medicines and fuel that have evoked the dark days of the 2008 hyperinflation.
Following the announcement, Zimbabweans took to social media to vent out their frustrations towards the 77-year-old leader who took over after the late Robert Mugabe was deposed in a coup in November 2017.
Below are some of the reactions.
He has the nerve. Apa back home doctors are crying for a better wage. He is busy being father Christmas in a foreign country in October. What did we do as Zimbabweans to be going through this honestly
— ChiheraStacey (@StaceyFadzayi) October 10, 2019
Dai ndiri @edmnangagwa would have resigned long ago than kuita urimbo panezvandisingagone. Kuita chinamira chaicho. Chimukungurutsa dhodhi chaicho apa usingaridye, kungonhuhwirwa chete ndokwaarikuda
— Ola Nyisist Gudo💞💝💞 Kuzonyiwa Nyiii (@OMfwethu) October 10, 2019
So we have US1million to pledge but we dont have money to resolve the current issues in the health sector; the issue of basic drugs in public hospitals and doctors' strike! And mambofungawo b4 posting here mukuru!
— Yvonne Munanga (@vovo_munanga) October 10, 2019
— Zenzele (@zenzele) October 10, 2019