Former Finance Minister and opposition politician Tendai Biti is reported to be unimpressed by the United Kingdom’s decision to loan private companies in Zimbabwe $100 million. Biti views the move as an endorsement of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration and said it would have been better to wait until after the election. Biti is quoted by the British newspaper, The Financial Times as saying,
This attempt to put lipstick on a crocodile is most unfortunate. The elections are only a few months away. Let’s see the quality of this election first.
The UK has repeatedly said that it is not backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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