September 24, 2018

Zimbabwe opposition pledges $100bn economy if it wins vote (News24)

Zimbabwe opposition pledges $100bn economy if it wins vote (News24)

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party announced on Thursday it will create a $100bn economy within a decade and re-establish ties with Israel – a major foreign policy shift – if it wins July 30 elections.

The MDC-T, which has re-energised under 40-year-old leader Nelson Chamisa, launched its election manifesto while the state broadcaster, which is closely aligned with the ruling party, provided rare live coverage.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power in November when longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down under pressure from the military and ruling party, has promised free and fair elections in a country with a history of disputed polls. This will be the first vote without Mugabe since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Read more

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