Pastor Shingi Munyeza who is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) initiated to advise president Mnangagwa has mocked the president’s “Zimbabwe is Open for Business” mantra.
He said instead of opening the country’s doors to the international and local investors, Zimbabwe has registered an increase in the number of human rights abuses and bad governance practices. He posted on Twitter:
“ZIMBABWE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS” Our new “BUSINESS” is now 1. CORRUPTION 2. INCOMPETENCE 3. POLICY INCONSISTENCY 4. ABDUCTIONS 5. GENERAL CLUELESSNESS
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TSVAGAI CHATEMESA MUSORO VEDUWE [Address the real issues]
In 2017, when he ascended to power replacing his long time boss and mentor, President Mnangagwa announced that Zimbabwe had opened for business following two decades of isolation from the international community.
He also pledged to fight corruption which is arguably one of the issues that have seen the country’s once-vibrant economy collapsing.
The mantra resulted in the implementation of a cocktail of measures meant to engage and re-engage the international community although some argued that the measures, including economic and political reforms, were superficial.
A year later, reports of human rights violations and corruption were reported with government officials and state security forces being the main culprits.
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