Zimbabweans have responded on twitter to a story that made headlines yesterday that the Minister of Sports Kirsty Coventry had seized a farm belonging to Robert Zhuwao former president Robert Mugabe’s nephew.
Read the full story here Kirsty Coventry Seize Property Allocated By Government To Mugabe’s Nephew
Zimbabweans shared their sentiments on Twitter about the development and said:
From Olympic superstar to Farm Invader. The tragic downfall of an Olympian gold medalist! This is why they say Never Meet Your Heroes or they will disappoint you. The choices you make in life regardless of your past glory will come to define you. Internationally she is finished
Kirsty Coventry’s farm-grab is illuminating. The Olympian’s actions demonstrate that the collapse of societal values cuts across race, age, class and political affiliation. She’s taking what she can because the system has reduced her (us) to a primal state. We need a major jolt.
How many of you thought Kirsty Coventry would descend to this level of embarrassment. From a global Olympic swimming legend to just another greedy farm invader in Zimbabwe.
We applauded Kirsty Coventry‘s merited appointment and thought this was the beginning of meritocracy, little did we know she will be drowned in the system. Whatever happened to backstroke and surviving under water.
The allocation of land to Minister @KirstyCoventry is above board. The land reform programme is blind to race or colour. Like any other Zimbabwean, Minister Coventry has an unfettered right to own land.
The case of @KirstyCoventry grabbing a farm is a clear sign that once you join the gravy train the fictitious narrative of reforming it from within is but a lame excuse.She looted Youthfund now she’s looting a farm. Fellow cdes know them for who they are. Fascists! #ZanupfMustGo
was busy grabbing the farm of Mugabe’s nephew @PatrickZhuwao Kumagumo kune nyaya
I hear@KirstyCoventrytrending. Before I finally doze; I take a position. Kirsty my beloved sporting idol/icon. I sharply differ with her often, but è bigger picture was I love her absolutely & will robustly defend her against cowards that perceived her a soft target. Simple