Heaps of exasperated Zimbabweans collected Thursday in a national protest over the united states’s financial crumble and what the competition calls the new authorities’s “cocktail of lies.” some cheered the protesters from kilometers-long traces at gas stations that still have gas.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is beneath growing pressure twelve months after taking office following the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Tensions continue to be high after July’s disputed election that Mnangagwa narrowly gained.
Zimbabwe’s government is struggling to even set up a dependable foreign money as many citizens in the southern African Kingdom say they’ve seen no development on promises of “jobs, job, jobs.” inflation spiked to twenty. Nine percentage in October, the best since 2009.
The protest played out peacefully under heavy security in the capital, Harare, with opposition supporters singing anti-government songs.
Main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, echoing some of the other speakers, said life in Zimbabwe is more difficult now than under Mugabe.
“Our lives are worse off,” he told the crowd, promising to intensify the street protests until the political standoff in the country is resolved.
Chamisa this week said he is ready for dialogue with Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe enforcer. The ruling party says Chamisa, who unsuccessfully challenged the election results in court and claimed victory, should accept Mnangagwa’s win before talks can commence.
The protesters delivered a petition to parliament calling for political dialogue and an end to the economic crisis, and Chamisa said he would deliver another one to southern Africa’s regional bloc.
“We are assuring them that we will not use guns to fight Mnangagwa,” he said.