Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says Zimbabwe faces the prospect of civil unrest due to the hordes of youths who are unemployed.
In an interview with the Daily News, Chamisa said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s trips abroad were misplaced as they brought nothing tangible. He said:
The plight of young people is a threat to national stability, youth unemployment is a ticking time bomb that has to be resolved in the context of national dialogue and engagement.
I am getting worried about his trips it seems he is not appreciating the problems that Zimbabwe has, especially the young people.
However, the deputy minister of Information, Energy Mutodi, said that the opposition was seeking relevance by criticising Mnangagwa. Said Mutodi:
The opposition is overlooking what the government is doing. We are creating wealth…the president has hosted South Africa and Botswana and travelled to other countries.
The message that we are getting is that we are going to get development partners. We have taken measures towards reducing costs…trying to instil confidence in investors and laying the foundation for them.
There is no need for people to demonstrate because demonstrations are retrogressive. We know the opposition want to manipulate every situation to remove the government.
Those in the opposition should know that the law will take its course and those who are on the wrong side of the law will be punished.