Zimbabweans peeved at Mugabe's $1 million AU donation (while millions go hungry)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe handed the $1 million cheque to the AU at its leaders' summit in Ethiopia, a gesture which did not sit well with many Zimbabweans.

Zimbabweans are questioning why their president is giving away money while the country is cash strapped and there is a food crisis.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Dumisani Muleya Editor at Zimbabwe Independent about the situation in Zimbabwe after Mugabe made the donation to the AU.

A lot of people were asking after his donation to the AU as to why is he showing such generosity to the AU when he doesn't show the same at home. There is so much need for finances in various sectors where he could've shown symbolic intervention by donating that money.

Dumisani Muleya Editor at Zimbabwe Independent

The country has a lot of school kids who are not going to school because of school fees, he could've paid their school fees instead of giving the money to AU.

Dumisani Muleya Editor at Zimbabwe Independent

He is more concerned about his image and recognition across the continent, a symbolic attempt to leave a legacy ... so people are saying it's hypocrisy.

Dumisani Muleya Editor at Zimbabwe Independent

To hear more of this report from Dumisani Muleya, listen below:

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