National 22.9.2016 11:00 am

Mpofu warns Tito Mboweni on Zimbabwe ‘regime change’

FILE PICTURE: Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

FILE PICTURE: Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The former Reserve Bank governor has started a fund to help destitute Zimbabweans.

National chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Dali Mpofu has given a bit of a sarcastic warning to former Reserve Bank governor Toto Mboweni after he allegedly and “indirectly” called for regime change in the neighbouring Zimbabwe on Thursday.

This was, Mpofu said, in relation to what happened to EFF leader Julius Malema in 2011 when he said the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) would establish a “command team” that would work to unite the opposition forces against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in Botswana. He was expelled from the ANC for these comments.

Mpofu warned that, just like Malema, the ANC would expel Mboweni for “indirectly” calling for regime change in the embattled Zimbabwe.

‘Careful Kumkani…”some people” were expelled for allegedly “indirectly” calling for “regime change” in Botswana,’ said Mpofu.

Mboweni started what he calls a Zimbabwe Solidarity Movement (ZSM), which is aimed at helping destitute Zimbabweans living in South Africa. He also started the ZSM Fund to which he will donate R10 000. He says the fund will be managed by the SA Council of Churches and Gift of the Givers.

“On a different matter. It saddens me every day to see destitute Zimbabweans begging on our street corners. Let like-minded people help.

“Let us create a Zimbabwe Solidarity Movement to help our people. I volunteer to coordinate a solidarity program.

“In difficult times, people rely on solidarity. Zimbabweans are desperate. We can help. Corporates who do business in Zimbabwe, all of us!

“I will instruct my bank to open a ZSM Fund tomorrow will R10,000.00 seed amount. All should follow. For accommodation, food and education.

“As gud people [sic], we cannot just pass-by, everyday, as disabled people, blind people, little kids, destitute women,beg for money at the “robots”.”

“And we turn a blind eye to this?!Time for Solidarity for helpless Zimbabweans!Please join this humanitarian effort.Your are good people! [sic].

“I will,tomorrow, request the SA Council of Churches and The Gift of the Givers to manage the funds and Zimbabwean Solidarity Fund project.”

Zimbabweans have been up in arms for some time, protesting what they call President Robert Mugabe’s dictatorship, among other things.



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