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Letter: Zimbabwe Still In Crisis

EDITOR, The Tribune.

It is painful that the Zimbabwean situation has worsened and the social and economic crisis of the Zimbabwean is continuing daily. It shows very clearly that Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa have failed to improve the economic conditions of Zimbabwe.

The shortages of foreign currency continue and the banks have no cash at all. Inflation in Zimbabwe is going up weekly and the rate of unemployment is increasing rapidly. The ATMs in Zimbabwe have no cash and Zimbabweans are continually pushed to extreme poverty.

Food shortages continues to affect millions of Zimbabweans. President Emerson Mnangagwa has failed Zimbabweans and should retire, removed or resign to cut the continuous economic crisis.

KUDZAI CHIKOWORE

United Kingdom,

September 8, 2020.

Comments

themessenger 1 week, 3 days ago

Check out the bruddas dem in Nigeria, they could give yinna plenty advise on on how to revitalize your economy ponzi style, throw in some gold and diamond sweeteners and us Bahamians ga be falling all over ourselves to send yinna money. If that fails you could always reposes and sell a few more of dem people farms and property. Mugabe ain teach y’all nothing ay?

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FrustratedBusinessman 1 week, 2 days ago

They are actually trying to give them reparations now lol. No white farmer with a sound mind would ever return there, reap what you sow.

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mandela 1 week, 3 days ago

Another example of how our black leaders destroy their countries, first they pretend to want to do good but once the taste of power gets into them and starts pumping through their veins dictatorial traits set in, the love and greed for lording over their citizens become so great they eventual become no good DICTATORS.

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Dawes 1 week, 3 days ago

Zimbabwe did this to themselves. They were known as the breadbasket of Africa and decided for political reasons do do stuff which destroyed that. If they had taken a long term view of slowly changing the ownership of the land it would have worked, but a short sharp treatment such as they did hasn't. Hell even if they took the land as they did and had a plan to keep the farms going ti would have worked but they didn't.

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FrustratedBusinessman 1 week, 2 days ago

What happened with Ian Smith was a typical case of "white man bad" syndrome that we are seeing world wide today. Rhodesia is another example of the massive failure that decolonization was in general for the continent, except on a much more visible scale.

That country would have been much better off under Ian Smith, compared to where they are today.

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Dawes 1 week, 2 days ago

Umm nope, I think Ian Smith was an idiot whose ideas were passed their time. Unfortunately as in many ex colonies the new leaders took over the worst of the old leaders and ended up doing the same things (both looking after a small elite which benefited them)

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FrustratedBusinessman 1 week, 2 days ago

I don't believe that Ian Smith was the virulent "racist" (as loosely as that term is thrown around nowadays) that many made him out to be. I view him as someone who understood the harsh realities of the situation in Rhodesia much better than some sheltered and coddled politician back in London. Everything that he predicted would happen in a majority-ruled Rhodesia certainly did.

I agree with you on the point that Mugabe certainly was a crap-tiered leader that did a great job of harassing and rooting out any opposition towards him, whether they were black or white, but that situation would have happened regardless of whether it was Mugabe in charge or not. Rhodesia, at that time, was a premier African nation rich in natural resources with a solid economy; there was a power vacuum over a substantial amount of wealth, and there was going to be blood drawn fighting over who got to control it. I personally believe that the shift to majority rule should have been gradually phased in, but the evolving geopolitical situation in the 70s ruled that out. Even South Africa realized that the situation was untenable for Smith at that point, he was completely surrounded by hostile actors (sans South Africa).

On another note, it is disturbing to see how a similar process is playing out in South Africa. They have a good ways to go before they fall as spectacularly as Rhodesia did, but it certainly isn't looking good for them right now.

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FrustratedBusinessman 1 week, 3 days ago

-Genocide/chase all of the white farmers out of the country

-Don't know how farm yourself

-???

-Profit?

Stupid is as stupid does. If it is any consolation, South Africa will soon be joining you in the coming decades.

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themessenger 1 week, 2 days ago

Bring back Cecil Rhodes, Bayete!!

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DDK 1 week, 2 days ago

Any of our gravy-train politicians see the writing on the wall?

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