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Zimbabwe election: economic woes add to tensions

Posted by: The Conversation

Date: Monday, 14 August 2023

There are many reasons for trepidation among millions of Zimbabweans as they gear up to cast their votes at the end of this month. Chief among them are the relentless and ruthless attempts by the ruling ZANU-PF party under President Emmerson Mnangagwa to cling onto power. Weighing equally on voters’ minds will be the dire state of the country’s economy. Jonathan Munemo sets out just how bleak things are for ordinary Zimbabweans. He also identifies solutions, such as fixing weaknesses in how the government is run – the first step to weeding out corruption and ending wasteful public spending.

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