Flamboyant businessman and Zimbabwe Football Association president, Philip Chiyangwa has lashed out at the country’s political leadership, saying they were responsible for the current decay, telling them to go to hell.
Chiyangwa demanded that political leaders should not put barriers in front of those trying to get the economy running and make money.
“Please, they must get the hell out of our way,” he thundered in a short video that has since gone viral.
“We need space and we need people who are able to embrace change, who accept that I can be able to become a multi-millionaire without them.
“This country has so many smart people, (but) where is Mthuli Ncube, located somewhere in the Netherlands … big brains. Where is Nkosana Moyo or even Arthur Mutambara
Ncube, who set up Barbican Bank, left the country under a cloud after he was accused of externalisation and had his financial institution shut down.Moyo quit as a minister and is now running a leadership think-tank in South Africa.
“We cannot have Strive Masiyiwa (Econet Wireless founder) stay way out of here because the moment he is here, they start cooking up charges of externalisation,” Chiyangwa continued.
The businessman, never far from controversy, urged the government to put in place progressive policies that allow for development of the economy.
Contacted for comment, Chiyangwa confirmed the video and indicated it was a shorter version of a longer presentation he had given.