War veterans have called on people to stop criticising President Emmerson Mnangagwa and to give him enough time to turn around the country’s economy. This comes at a time when prices have been going up following skyrocketing rates for foreign currency on the parallel market. The war veterans are arguing that Mnangagwa needs time because the economy had deteriorated too much under former President Robert Mugabe. Veterans’ Association spokesperson Douglas Mahiya yesterday said,
With these few days in power, what kind of miracle can be done to turn around the economy when we had 38 years of waste under Mugabe? We have come a long way and this new dispensation is very young and has been in power for a few days. Why can’t people give it time? Why not allow ED to go a while and look at things positively than to continue the political onslaught against Zanu PF and ED when he has done nothing?