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Mnangagwa, Chamisa's wives must step in, says Killer

by Staff reporter
08 Aug 2019 at 08:19hrs | Views
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Freaked out by the ever-deteriorating situation in the country, a prominent Zanu-PF official has implored First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's wife Sithokozile, to take the bull by the horns and help to resolve Zimbabwe's worsening political and economic crisis, the Daily News reports.

Zanu-PF Chivi South legislator-Killer Zivhu said the time had come for the two wives to get their husbands to talk.

There are fears that Zimbabwe could once again be plunged into deadly violence, after the main opposition MDC set a date for its planned mass demonstrations around the country against President Mnangagwa's under-pressure government.

At the same time, the government has warned that it will not hesitate to deploy soldiers on the streets to deal with the planned protests — which the MDC has set for August 16, to coincide with a Sadc summit in Tanzania, where Mnangagwa will assume the rotational leadership of the bloc's Defence and Security organ.

Meanwhile, the Zanu-PF youth league has threatened to block the demonstrations planned by the opposition MDC party to protest government's poor handling of the economy which it claims has left the majority of people in the country poor.

The southern Africa country is in the throes of its worst economic crisis since 2009, with rolling power cuts of up to 18 hours daily threatening industry and mines, while shortages of cash, fuel, bread and medicines have become chronic.

The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC on Tuesday this week filed a notice with the police to demonstrate against rising unemployment, corruption and a deteriorating economy, but the response by Zany-PF sets the stage for possible clashes between the country's dominant political foes.

Source - dailynews