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:
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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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