President Emmerson Mnangagwa as confirmed that he’s on his way back home and that he will not be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Mnangagwa posted on social media today that he is returning home “in light of the economic situation”. Information that he was abandoning his trip started circulating on the internet earlier today.
Said the President:
Are you in Zimbabwe?
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In light of the economic situation, I will be returning home after a highly productive week of bilateral trade and investment meetings. We will be ably represented in Davos by Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube. The first priority is to get Zimbabwe calm, stable and working again.
Initially, even after the violent 14 January protests, Mnangagwa had refused to return, saying that his international roadshow was crucial to the recovery of the economy. Calls for him to return however increased. Additionally, yesterday, a rumour that there could be a serious plot to oust him from inside his party emerged. 12 people have reportedly died following a crackdown on civilians by the military and police.
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Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa
Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank ,financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland and... Read More About Mthuli Ncube