MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa has criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “Zimbabwe is open for business” mantra saying that it discriminates against locals. Chamisa also said that the policy also promotes looting of resources by unscrupulous foreigner investors. In an interview with The Standard, Chamisa said,
We can no longer be labelled puppets of the imperialists, if anything, it’s Mnangagwa who has occupied that space. His “open for business” mantra is actually a liberal agenda that means we are open for anything, even if you want to come and abuse me, we are open if you want to come and steal, we are open.
We can’t have a country that is open for looting, we must have a judicious and prudent administration of affairs of this country, in resources, governance, and Mnangagwa is throwing caution to the wind and saying, come, I am open, come and loot.
Zimbabwe must be safe for investment, must be safe for business, ease of doing business, property rights, but you can’t just say we are open for business. His open for business is excluding locals.
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