Zimbabwe, Africa

Zimbabwe, Africa

Millions face hardship as Zimbabwe comes close to ‘meltdown’

Millions face hardship as Zimbabwe comes close to ‘meltdown’

21.7.2019

Millions face hardship as Zimbabwe comes close to ‘meltdown’

Rising inflation has hit those already struggling with food, fuel and medicine shortages

The rising prices reminded many of the economic collapse caused by Mugabe’s policies a decade ago, when hyperinflation emptied shelves of basic foodstuffs and led the southern African country to abandon its currency.

Elizabeth Makazhu, who sells vegetables from a stall and earns less than $8 a day, said she was often unable to afford enough to eat.

The energy minister, Fortune Chasi, said on Monday that the electricity situation was “a very, very big problem”.

“As workers, we refuse to be sacrificed. We … will bring the entire civil service out to protest,” Alexander said.

Last month, the central bank raised interest rates to 50% to protect the local currency and has made transactions using the US dollar illegal.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former vice-president and right-hand man of Mugabe, led Zanu-PF to victory in elections last year. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change contested the result.

“We are hard pressed. When there is no money, it becomes difficult to teach and this affects the learners. We are incapacitated. How can someone work without food on the table?” said Prayer Maravamwidze, a 30-year-old teacher from Chipinge.

“I now survive by selling Tupperware. It’s better than waiting for that meagre salary. The government say there is no money,” Muranganwa said.

Read more: The Guardian
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coulterrosey This is bad America's future if Trumps win: …'after the military coup that removed Robert Mugabe from power, the new government is struggling to overcome the legacy of the dictator’s 30 years of repressive rule & the consequences of its own failure to undertake meaningful political reform.'

The Guardian knows the answer though. Zim is 99.6% African. What it needs is a massive influx of migrants to make it 'vibrant, diverse' etc. Just think, send a few million Europeans there, make Africans a minority in Harare, and it would all be good. Why would anyone support the guardian. It is a mouth piece for the national socialists of Europe. It does not report anything in a balanced way, it’s worse that the looney right as it supports an unelected leader in Brussels. A joke newspaper and very anti democracy

from bread basket to basket case. i was talking to old old Rhodesian the other day who told the tragic story of how his farm went from productive and employing hundreds to completely dilapidated. after it was stolen it was given to mugabes black doctor. Bring back Rhodesia or get lefties to sing a song and protest, works every time.

Is that what permanent QE looks like? sakkoira Rhodesia was a country that functioned very well and was even referred to as the 'Bread basket of Africa'. Zimbabwe is a 3rd world sh!thole. I wonder what happened ? (Probably a lack of youth clubs or something.) MarkWarburg Are they white? Why no mention of race? Nothing gets printed now without 'white bad' attached to it. So what is going on here?

Needs another song by Stevie Wonder ?

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