Articles tagged 'economic crisis'

Hands off the market, Govt told 20 January 2019 HARARE - As Zimbabwe continues to face a deteriorating economic situation created by recent monetary policies pronounced by government, the Daily News on Sunday spoke with various Zimbabwean economists to seek their views on what government should do to save the country's economy. Kipson Gunda...
'ED should act or Zim will burst' 13 January 2019 HARARE - Having started the year engulfed with a myriad of problems — from fuel shortages, soaring prices of goods and services, shortages of drugs to labour disputes — the Daily News on Sunday's Assistant Editor Maxwell Sibanda sought comments from a number of analysts just to find from them whe...
MDC meets over economic crisis 13 January 2019 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...
Hawks foil ED, Chamisa talks . . . as Zanu PF, MDC zealots oppose dialogue 11 January 2019 HARARE - The much-talked about talks between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa are being frustrated by hardliners within both the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC, the Daily News can reveal today. This comes after both Mnangagwa and Chamisa separately said this week t...
ED must urgently address Zim crises 11 January 2019 HARARE - The desperate situation Zimbabwe finds itself in today is not new. Zimbabweans are all-too familiar with shortages and sky-rocketing basic commodity prices. The issue is perhaps why people have allowed this curse to continue befalling them. Besides, things did not suddenly get bad ove...
MDC youths plan series of demos 11 January 2019 HARARE - MDC youth assembly is set to hold a series of demonstrations next week to protest worsening economic conditions in Zimbabwe. In a statement, the youth assembly said the demonstrations will be held in protest of the back-to-school burden costs, high prices of commodities, a nonperformi...
Anxious ED looking East as he flies to Eastern Europe for help 10 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is between the proverbial rock and a hard place as he battles to mitigate the country's worsening economic rot — with his impending business trip to Eastern Europe drawing fire from many sceptical quarters which doubt that these jaunts will yield anything tan...
MDC should proffer solutions to crises 10 January 2019 HARARE - While it is the MDC's democratic right to demonstrate over the worsening economic situation in the country, we also expect its shadow government to proffer solutions on the on-going crisis. The MDC should by now have learnt that demonstrations alone will not wake up a Zanu PF governme...
Zim crisis 'will hit SA hard' 10 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main opposition has warned that a worsening economic crisis will have a negative effect on neighbouring South Africa, to where a majority of Zimbabweans are fleeing. Warnings by the MDC come amid a crippling strike by doctors and industrial action planned by teachers. Th...
ED flies to Eastern Europe for help 10 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is between the proverbial rock and a hard place as he battles to mitigate the country's worsening economic rot — with his impending business trip to Eastern Europe drawing fire from many sceptical quarters which doubt that these jaunts will yield anything tan...
ED running out of time - as economy tanks, Zimbabweans become more restless 9 January 2019 HARARE - Political analysts have warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa that his government is running out of time to fix the country's worsening economic rot — which has triggered strikes and growing unrest among hurting civil servants. The warning comes as teachers have officially issued a 14-d...
Mnangagwa running out of time as economy tanks 9 January 2019 HARARE - Political analysts have warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa that his government is running out of time to fix the country’s worsening economic rot — which has triggered strikes and growing unrest among hurting civil servants. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Govt should sort out this mess now 6 January 2019 HARARE - Making the Zimbabwean economy work again requires a cocktail of initiatives and discussions which may involve the adoption of certain options and dropping of others.  However, this may only be possible when government is receptive and abandons all combative tactics in pursuit of long-...
Civil servants warn Mnangagwa, govt 18 December 2018 HARARE - Restive civil servants — reeling from the country's precipitous fall in living standards and ever-declining disposable incomes — have warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa's under-pressure government that they will go on strike next month unless it hikes their salaries massively, the Daily...
ED kills presidential age limit motion 17 December 2018 ESIGODINI - President Emmerson Mnangagwa threw out the contentious motion to up the presidential age limit from 40 to 52 years that had been reverently pushed by the war veterans and the ruling party women's league. The Zanu PF national people's conference declined to adopt the constitutional ...
'Zim govt incurs credibility deficit' 16 December 2018 HARARE - Government is running under a serious credibility deficit, as the long-suffering Zimbabweans continue to lose hope in its economic policies, analysts have observed. The four months preceding the July 30 elections have been a perdition to Zimbabweans after the August 1 army killings of...
ED instructs aides, Zanu PF to focus on stemming economic rot 15 December 2018 ESIGODINI - With Zimbabwe's economy continuing to tank — and long-suffering citizens now desperate for some respite — President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told thousands of Zanu PF delegates gathered in Esigodini for the party's annual conference that their focus must be solely on coming up wit...
Give ED a chance, says Masiyiwa 1 November 2018 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's most successful businesspersons, Strive Masiyiwa, has made a rare public comment on the country's political and economic situation — describing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's efforts to turn around the sickly local economy as “sincere”. Speaking in an interview with ...
All eyes on ED 24 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa will tomorrow chair two crucial Zanu PF meetings in Harare as he battles to deal with the twin challenges of Zimbabwe's worsening economic crisis, as well as mounting discord within the upper echelons of the ruling party. Well-placed party sources told the...
Mthuli Ncube calls for political reforms 20 October 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has urged the government to be receptive to the reform demands of the opposition and Western powers — as this will enable Zimbabwe to access help from overseas companies and multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank...
Be sensitive to people's poverty 14 October 2018 HARARE - The prevailing situation in which the government continues to ignore the plight of the generality of the suffering masses needs serious admonition. The recently announced fiscal measures which have drawn widespread criticism come against a background of a gross insensitivity by a go...
President Mnangagwa panics over economic crisis 11 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is leaning heavily on his officials to restore sanity in the country's economy with analysts saying their knee-jerk responses betray unprecedented levels of panic. [Adz] [GoogleAd]