Saturday , January 23 2021

The President of Zimbabwe is returning during the economic crisis



HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – President Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare after Monday's short trip to raise funds to tackle the country's economic crisis and repression.

Mango was hosted by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at Harare International Airport, a former army commander who was responsible for the President's absence during the week, and when the government launched a massive torture of 12 people, soldiers and others shot under human rights groups.

Mnangagwa made Chiweng difficult and talked to him on the runway for 15 minutes. Then the president said in a state program that his trip to Russia and Kazakhstan was fruitful and would benefit Zimbabwe in the long run. During the trip, Mnangagwa met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and asked him for a loan.

In the past, Monday's government stepped up its resistance by collecting the leader of the country's largest labor force, as the court ruled that the closure of the Internet was illegal.

Zimbabwe's police arrested Secretary-General of the Zimbabwe Trade Union Congress, Japhet Moyo, and accused him of his role in organizing last week's state strike.

Detention and return of Mnangagua after a week of turmoil. During the strike, some people went to the streets to protest against the sharp rise in government fuel prices. The government said the demonstrations degenerated into unrest, urging it to launch a wave of repression. The security forces opened the fire to the crowd, injuring many surrounding people, and went home to live in some areas, witnessing many men.

The government also imposed a halt on Internet power across the country. On Monday, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ordered the government to restore the country to full internet. The closure of the Internet was illegal because the Minister of Justice, who ordered the closure of the Internet, had no authority to issue such a directive, the court ruled. Only President Emmerson Mnangagwa is entitled to make such an order, the court said. At the weekend, the government restored partial access to the Internet, but retained the exclusion of social media applications such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter. The government claims that the Internet has been used to organize violent demonstrations.

The capital of Zimbabwe intelligently recovers from Monday when anger happened. Most stores and businesses were re-opened, although many people accumulate in food in case of further unrest.

In pointing out the seriousness of Zimbabwe's economic problems, South Africa confirmed that it recently refused Mnangagwa's request for a loan of USD 1.2 billion. "We just do not have this kind of money," Jabulani Sikhans, a spokesman for the South African Treasury, for the broadcasting company, eNCA.

Activist and pastor Evans Mawarire has been imprisoned since Wednesday and has been charged with a government he has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mawarire had used social media to support peaceful protests against rising fuel prices. The case against Mawarire is a "justice trick," said his lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa. His application for release will be heard on 23 January.

About two-thirds of more than 600 detainees were denied fear of widespread oppression, Mtetwa said.

When Mnangagwa announced on Sunday that he would shorten his European trip and return to Zimbabwe, he did not mention violence, saying he was returning to "an economic situation." He said his first priority was "to get Zimbabwe peaceful, stable and work again. ”

In Davos he planned to appeal to foreign investments and loans, but it was expected that the visit would be a challenge. A year ago, his visit to Davos came shortly after he took over from the long-standing repressive leader Robert Mugabe, who was inspired by Zimbabwe and the international community.

But Mnangagwa has faced a year when his administration failed to improve the collapsed economy, narrowly defeated the disputed elections and violently put down resistance protests.

The Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops' Conference last week expresses concern about the government's "unbearable attitude towards disagreement" and its inability to halt the economic collapse, concluding that "our country is going through one of the most tried and tested periods in its history."

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