Opposition leaders in Zimbabwe say they’ll release a brand new strive this week to place power at the president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his ruling Zanu-PF birthday celebration to percentage energy.
THE BIG PICTURE: Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in the former British colony, said a rally on Thursday in Harare would call for a “transitional authority” to “move the country forward”, according to The Guardian report.
Chamisa reiterated his rejection of the leads to presidential polls held 4 months in the past. Mnangagwa used to be declared the winner of the vote, the primary after the ousting of Robert Mugabe in an army takeover in 2017.
“We want a collective way … the people voted and that needs to be revered,” Chamisa told the Guardian.
Mugabe’s ill health deteriorating.
Robert Mugabe, 94, a former Zimbabwe President, has been receiving a scientific treatment in Singapore for the past two months. He’s not able to walk on account of his poor health and age, Mnangagwa stated on Saturday.
“He is now old. Of course, he now is unable to walk but whatever he asks for we will provide,” Mnangagwa told hundreds of supporters in Mugabe’s home area of Zvimba, about 60 miles (100km) west of the capital, Harare.
“We are looking after him. He is the founding father of the nation of Zimbabwe. He is our founding father of free Zimbabwe.”
Mugabe, who took power in 1980, is predicted to go back to Zimbabwe this week.
Mnangagwa has made strenuous makes an attempt to persuade the global group that Zanu-PF has forgone the repression and brutality that characterized its 38 years in energy. He has vowed to restore Zimbabwe’s sick financial system via attracting a lot wanted international direct funding.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Zimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid. Fuel has run short and prices are soaring. Despite the hardship, mobilization for opposition protests has remained at relatively low levels.
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