Build Zimbabwe Alliance leader Noah Manyika has said President Mnangagwa’s enemies are the ones in Government and Zanu PF who do not tell him the truth.
Manyika also said some United States based investors have decided it is risky to invest in Zimbabwe because of reports of violent mobs disrupting legitimate mining activities. He also said Mnangagwa must set the conditions for dialogue. Read Manyika’s full statement below:
In addition to handing Mr. Mnangagwa a letter outlining conditions that need to be met before meaningful and substantive dialogue can take place, I made him aware that I had just returned from an overseas trip on the 5th of February (a day before the meeting at State House) where nearly a dozen investors who had been thinking of investing in our country in spite of sanctions, had now decided it was too risky to do so
I am from the Midlands where rumors abound that violent mobs disrupting legitimate mining activities at places like Gaika Mine owned by Canadian investors are part of the gangs serving the president, and that they process the gold they mine illegally at properties owned by him.
The president can end these rumors and change people’s perceptions that he is ruthless and The Godfather of violent mining gangs in the Midlands by ensuring that the Court rulings interdicting illegal mining are fully and urgently enforced. The idea that the army and police can’t, despite earlier reports, enforce a lawful order at one mine but can shut down an entire country only reinforces the impression that these illegal miners have the support of powerful men in government, and that no investment is safe.
I also told Mr. Mnangagwa, that his enemies (Mhandu) are people in his party and government who don’t tell him the truth and that some of them are the worst cyberbullies in our country.
It is in Mr. Mnangagwa’s power to create the best conditions not only for dialogue, but to ensure that even while we are sorting out this mess, investors can begin to have the confidence that we are indeed open for business.
Is There Not a Cause?