HARARE, Zimbabwean businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, has come under fire from award-winning journalist and activist, Hopewell Chin’ono, and other social media users after he tweeted about his new purchase, a 2023 Rolls Royce Ghost, for $700,000. Chivayo, who has been accused of looting public money meant for electricity, tweeted: “If there’s someone I’m willing to bet on IT’S MYSELF. You can’t cheat the grind, it knows how much you invested and it won’t give you what you didn’t work for. THIS WAS DEFINITELY LONG OVERDUE but GOD makes no mistakes. 700K USD 💰well spent.🙏🤑”
Chin’ono, who has been a vocal critic of corruption in Zimbabwe, was quick to respond to Chivayo’s tweet, saying: “You looted public money meant for electricity, you delivered nothing. Today Zimbabweans are sitting in the dark without electricity because of people like you, then you come to the same Zimbabweans and show off products bought from their blood and sweat?” He added, “One day the political cover you have will disappear, one day Zimbabweans will wake up from their slumber.”
Many other Zimbabweans took to social media to express their disgust at Chivayo’s flaunting of his wealth, particularly given the ongoing economic challenges in the country. One user, Mbuya Gudo from Dotito, tweeted: “A grown man calling himself ‘your boy’ – shame, for a thief who has taken away from you! So many things wrong with this- Sometimes its better kudya makanyarara. We’ve NEVER seen ana Bill Gates vachidai. Only you thieves do this Kudonha kwenyu kuchanakidza.🤢”
The controversy surrounding Chivayo’s tweet highlights the growing frustration among Zimbabweans over the issue of corruption and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. Many Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their anger at the government’s failure to address corruption and improve the economic situation in the country.
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