By Mlondolozi Ndlovu | Radio VOP |
Exiled social and economic rights activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire says he has warned Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote against blindly pouring his investments into troubled Zimbabwe which he said was not safe for foreign investments.
The #ThisFlag founder twitted Tuesday he met Dangote in the United States of America where he took time to chat with the billionaire about his business prospects in Zimbabwe.
“And then I told Aliko Dangote that in Zimbabwe government loots investors’ money…,” said Mawarire who also posted images of him and Africa’s richest black man.
This comes after Dangote has shown interest to invest in cement manufacturing, coal mining and power generation in Zimbabwe.
He was in the country August last year where he met President Robert Mugabe and other top government officials over his investment prospects.
Since his widely publicised Harare visit, little has been heard of the tycoon with strong suspicions he has had a change of heart.
Mawarire, on his part, skipped the country via South Africa in July this year to seek refuge in the US.
Before he left, he had given government sleepless nights through his social media campaign for a massive job boycott to demand accountable leadership from the Zanu PF government.
The Baptist cleric turned firebrand anti-Mugabe campaigner has since continued with his campaigns in the safety of America.
He has since joined Zimbabwean based activist, Patson Dzamara in New York to stage protests against President Mugabe’s government on the sidelines of an ongoing UN General Assembly.
President Mugabe and his delegation are part of the world’s greatest inter-state event.
Mawarire said they have since met some UN top officials in attempts to impress upon world leaders to pressure the Harare administration to give in to key reforms being demanded by the opposition back home.
“We come a long way. At the UN knocking on every door telling out #ThisFlag story…,” said Mawarire on his twitter account, in a picture with Dzamara.