from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME Zimbabweans in the Diaspora have urged compatriots to emulate South African-based businessman, Frank Buyanga, in reviving their home country’s struggling economy.
The Zimbabwe Community Party (ZCP), headquartered in Johannesburg, lauded Buyanga’s contribution to economic revival and empowering the unemployed youths.
“We salute Frank Buyanga and call on other business people to emulate him. At the same time, we call on the Zimbabwean government to support such initiatives,” Ngqabutho Mabhena, ZCP secretary general told CAJ News Africa.
He challenged beneficiaries of government tenders in Zimbabwe to desist from looting but rebuild the country.
Mabhena alleged a majority of beneficiaries from government tenders (back home) were fronts of elites stripping the country.
Pretoria based entrepreneur, Marvellous Makanyire, urged other Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to emulate Buyanga.
“Personally, I have never met Frank Buyanga, but I’m really inspired by his support of youths and government back in Zimbabwe. He (Buyanga) is patriotic. All and sundry in the Diaspora should complement his efforts in joining hands to make Zimbabwe a better place,” Makanyire said.
Meanwhile Mabhena urged the Zimbabwe government to address the currency problems for the Diaspora community to invest in Zimbabwe.
“Many business people we speak to in the Diaspora are raising this question. There is no confidence in the Bond Note (Real Time Gross Settlement). Government must remove it if we are to attract investment from the Diaspora community,” Mabhena said.
It is estimated Zimbabwe has more than three million citizens living in South Africa.
A million others are believed to be in neighboring southern African countries while others are overseas.
Most fled the economic meltdown during the time of the then president Robert Mugabe.
– CAJ News