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    Government should accept criticism – Carl Joshua


    Itai Muzondo

    Top Zimbabwean comedian, Carl Joshua-Ncube has urged government to listen to citizens' concerns that are manifesting on social media, saying authorities must find a way of solving the country's problems and accept criticism.
    Carl Joshua was speaking after an intriguing performance at Charles Austin Theatre in Masvingo last week.
    "Social media has accorded citizens freedom of expression and government should therefore simply use social media platforms to research on what people want rather than fight them.
    "As citizens, we do not use social media merely to criticise but to contribute to debate which builds our country which we dearly love. These platforms could be used to solve some of our problems," Ncube said.
    Meanwhile, other local stand-up comedians; Sam Farai Monro popularly known as Cde Fatso and NAMA award-winning Clive Chigubhu are billed to perform at the same venue on June 4 in a show dubbed 'Clive and The Comrade – Stand Up Comedy Tour'.
    Cde Fatso encouraged people to come carrying their flags as a way of highlighting the need for change.
    "In the context of #ThisFlag campaign and the raising of the people's voices, Clive and I have decided to embark on this tour to make the people rise up… with laughter," the sarcastic Cde Fatso said.
    He said there were a lot of social ills afflicting Zimbabweans that can be highlighted through comedy.
    "There are so many burning issues we are grappling with as Zimbabweans and we want to use our comedy to inspire and motivate young Zimbabweans. Who knows, we might even find the missing $15 billion!"
    Comrade Fatso has established himself as one of the country's most outspoken political stand-up comedians and a satirist of note through his Zambezi News show on Zambezi Magic. 
    He has also been steadily building himself a global audience and has been invited to perform in comedy shows in Belgium, Germany, Tanzania and India.news

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