Disunity fuels the crisis in Zimbabwe

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 Protesters recently sent their message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government made clear. "Mthwakazi" refers to residents of Matabeleland and the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe. Picture: Reuters
Protesters recently sent their message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government made clear. "Mthwakazi" refers to residents of Matabeleland and the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe. Picture: Reuters

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There has been a crisis in Zimbabwe for the past few years, despite spirited and repeated denials of this fact by government apparatchiks. With each passing year, the crisis deepens, while denials of it become deafening.

There are obviously the privileged few for whom the crisis is no such thing at all, but a real opportunity to line their pockets. Naturally, these few have the power and wherewithal to proclaim loudest the absence of a crisis.

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