Picture:Lazarus crumbs…

An unidentified woman helps herself to cake crumbs that fell off the VVIP table after President Robert Mugabe’s lavish 92nd birthday party in Masvingo last Saturday. The host province has been hit hard by this year’s El Nino-induced devastating drought.

Pic by Columbus Mavhunga

Pic by Columbus Mavhunga

30 Responses to Picture:Lazarus crumbs…

  1. People Feast March 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    What irony.
    This picc tells a lot. Thanx Newsday.

    • Dhara Dee March 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      This is probably the saddest picture i have seen this year. Seriously this is what our government has reduced us to. Not beggars but people who survive on left overs and bread crumbs from the rich!!! Guys I am so hurt!. What are we doing as a people to alleviate this?? Honestly does that make sense that a father whose children are dying of starvation and cant go to school because they dont have school fees, can afford to throw a lavish party? That father deserves to burn in hell.

  2. Crumbs indeed March 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Kunhongerera zvepasi here vakomana? Was she not invited?

    • wisdomtooth March 1, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      Everyone was invited…but what about tmrw…she is picking for tmrw. Tmrw is just as real as the day before the bash. Am sorry to see this Zimbabwe, am very sorry.

  3. Telescope March 1, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Not fit to sit and part take in the feast.
    I will eat the crumbs falling from your bits
    I seek not to tantalize my taste buds
    Only to fill my tummy for this day .

    A Zimbabweam Ode.

  4. zuruvi March 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    vanenge vanonyimawo kudya vamwe vakatarisa kkkkkk.

  5. chiwoniso March 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    vamwe vonarara nenzara, vamwe vachifa nekuguta. kumwe vanopera nemvura, vamwe vachifa nezuva. kutungamira nekutungamirwa tiri vana venyu. ivai nesu Mwari Baba.

    • Joseph Musemburi March 2, 2016 at 2:02 am #

      Love that song , R.I.P Chiwoniso.Very sad picture!

  6. happy birthday mr president March 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    after party

  7. Monique March 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Umm soo sad,

  8. fury March 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    that shows how evil our leaders are . thats so sad.

  9. mtshayisa March 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    send officers to look for this woman.she shames the nation.its easy to identify her. she is carrying a white pillowcase and must be holding soggy cake crumbs in her left hand

    • Mentalist March 1, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

      @Mtshayisa common sense is very remote to you.

  10. Tanga Wakumbira March 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    Wotonzwa mumwe munhu achitaura zvekuti mwana wangu akabira i-phone 6, heee chii chii…. This is so sad… and to think pamwe the same woman in this picture also lost relatives, sons, sisters during the war and after the war she loses more to hunger and diesease zvinogwadza for real

  11. Cde Hondo March 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Animal farm. The sheep eating the crumbs which fell from the tables of the pigs yet year in year out the pigs uses the sheep to remain in power and advance their luxury lifestyles. The sad realities of African politics.

    • Harishari March 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

      The pigs resort and rely heavily on dogs, which they use to coerce, maim and where necessary kill disobedient sheep. Some sheep are keenly aware that the pigs are changing the laws to suit their agendas and are feasting, even with humans, but there is no hope as the dogs are well-nourished sometimes with flesh of sheep and will not hesitate to take down the sheep. It is necessary therefore for the sheep to develop courage and work in unison like lions, who take down even a bull elephant. The lions are not physically stronger than an elephant but it’s just the attitude and belief system of the lions. They were told by godmothers since kindergarten that an elephant is lunch, no matter how big, intimidating and menacing.

  12. addy March 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    poor we.

  13. J'Gon March 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Poor People’s Land

  14. chatogomore March 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    kusanyara kunoita vakuru vasins mwari muhupenyu makuona mega

  15. Chatogomore March 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    Nongai zvenyu mudye mhai mungatomama nezhara mazivanhu aya haakupii chinhu

  16. K. A. Field March 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    The story is clear. I wish the picture was clearly showing this woman placing the crumbs into her mouth. But whatever the picture to bring that out – this is the reality of our situation. What then?

  17. Conrad Changaira March 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm #


  18. Nino March 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    very sad indeed . so the bigwigs just go and expect somone to clear their mess?

    • bank manager March 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

      its a staged picture, there was more than enough food for everyone and more than enough leftovers

  19. bright mabureza March 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    bank manager did you give this old lady a bag of maize for the morrow

  20. zai March 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    Reminds me of the biblical Lazarus & the rich man. God did something to the two

  21. zpf March 1, 2016 at 10:34 pm #

    more than enough ….for who how about tomorrow.. the so called bank manager is a fool

  22. The Manure Plough March 2, 2016 at 3:43 am #

    This is what we call the ruling party.And of course coming from a Socialist like Robert Mugabe you wander whether it was worth getting rid of Rhodesia!

  23. truthtold March 2, 2016 at 4:15 am #

    There such be justice and one day we will all be free….it it written

  24. tongogara March 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    #tongogara jnr brown

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