Emmerson Mnangagwa 'eats cake' in Russia while Zimbabwe burns
On Sunday – just before taking a private jet to Russia – President Emmerson Mnangagwa hiked fuel prices in Zimbabwe by 140%, making it the most expensive place in the world to fill up.
Chaos ensued, yet Mnangagwa remains absent.
At least five people have died while nearly 40 have been treated for gunshot wounds, according to Doctors for Human Rights.
Police have arrested 200 people while Government has shut down the internet.
Zimbabwe is burning while @edmnangagwa eats cake in his Dreamliner.— Fadzayi Mahere (@advocatemahere) January 14, 2019
If I were him, I would cancel the trip & address the discontent.
All Zimbabweans want is a better life & dignity - not a Govt that expects the people to “take the pain” while they swim in luxury.#shutdownZim pic.twitter.com/llIAnbX4du
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).
The President is in Russia. It’s possibly a safe haven for a President that should be on the run!Dianna Games, Africa at Work
The internet has been shut down today.Dianna Games, Africa at Work
The Government is taking no responsibility… blaming the opposition, blaming consumers… everybody except themselves…Dianna Games, Africa at Work
We mustn’t forget; it’s really the same cabal that ruined the economy before.Dianna Games, Africa at Work
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