Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Chamisa’s call comes amid worsening political and economic crises and rising public frustration with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF. Meanwhile, Mnangagwa’s government has proposed constitutional amendments that will significantly bolster the presidency and undermine independent and parliamentary oversight of the executive.
- With China rebuffing Harare’s recent demands for a bailout, Mnangagwa’s government will be ever more reliant on renewed Western goodwill.
- A recent Supreme Court judgement on unpaid government debts will further dissuade foreign investment and undermine local businesses.
- Recent divorce court allegations will further undermine Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s standing among Western partners.