MDC meets over economic crisis

HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will this week meet to discuss the way forward on how to put more pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to solve the current economic crisis.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that Chamisa will deliver an address on the current economic situation and this will be followed by two crucial meetings.

“Soon after the president’s speech we will have a standing committee and national executive. We are going to discuss way forward on demonstrations and offering concrete support to workers who are struggling,” said Mafume.

“All the tribulations and abominations of 2008 are here, crisis in every sector, education, transport and inflation is shooting up. Mnangagwa’s government doesn’t have solutions. Next week, the MDC leadership is going to provide solutions to the current crisis.”

Zimbabwe is currently deep in the throes of a mega economic crisis which has resulted in shortages of basic consumer goods and medicines.

Apart from shortages of drugs and basic goods, the government is also battling acute shortages of foreign currency which have seen the re-emergence of long fuel queues.

Amid these trials and tribulations, doctors downed their tools for over a month, while teachers have also resolved to follow suit. 

Comments (5)

ooh what useless dudes chamisa & co. talk, talk and no action put them in the same league as ed & co.

mukovhe watshilidzi - 13 January 2019

MDC-A had hoped that the corrupt black market would thrive in the money, fuel and basic commodities supply system, to the extent of crumbling the government system. It was tried on Mugabe govt but it did not bring Mugabe down. The strikes may disrupt essential services, and cause unnecessary suffering to masses, and that is the nature of strikes anyway. MDC-A may fume and raise some dust, but there is a lot of goodwill prevailing in a good chunk of Zimbabweans towards Mnangagwa's efforts and stance. The elections were so different from his predecessor. The economy could have picked up faster if not for detractors and saboteurs. So indeed its time for MDC-A to meet and reconsider. By the way I hear Odinga is now Minister without portifolio in the present Kenya govt. So much ado for nothing!!!

Will Blackman - 14 January 2019

this massive destruction company [MDC] has destroyed Zim really going to bed with the enemy asking for sanctions

shelter ka MPOFU - 15 January 2019

kufa pfungwa ndokuziva kwete uku hanzi ask for sanctions. shame on you this time you still allow brain to be washed by these thieves that were stealing for the past 38 years Chinese came and loot our diamonds broad day light and you don't see that your mind is painted by sanctions kkkkk

Innocent Mapurisa - 15 January 2019

kufa pfungwa ndokuziva kwete uku hanzi ask for sanctions. shame on you this time you still allow brain to be washed by these thieves that were stealing for the past 38 years Chinese came and loot our diamonds broad day light and you don't see that your mind is painted by sanctions kkkkk

Innocent Mapurisa - 15 January 2019

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