EDITOR — The deplorable state of the roads in Zimbabwe characterised by numerous potholes, some too big that they have become craters, accurately reflects the 34 years of the nonagerian President Robert Mugabe’s misrule.
It is a truism that most of the tarred roads where constructed during the Ian Smith regime era, that is before independence.
What is now embarrassing to us blacks is that the persons who freed us from the colonial shackles of an oppressive and racist white regime have not only failed to improve the lot of the majority of the black people but actually have worsened their plight.
Mugabe’s regime has among other things failed to at least maintain the infrastructure that was put in place by the Smith regime, look at the dilapidated state of our road and railway systems not to mention what has happened to our national airline Air Zimbabwe.
And as the president reaches the twilight of his political career, would he want to leave a legacy as the man who destroyed what was once the Jewel of Africa?
Sure, absolute power corrupts absolutely.