ZANU-PF

The ZANU(PF)-led government of Zimbabwe recently announced that the indigenization rule, which prohibits foreign mining companies from owning 50% or more of the shares,would be scrapped to allow 100% private ownership of platinum mines. The decision was soon extended to diamond mines too

In the aftermath of the crackdown on protests against Emmerson Mnangagwa’s austerity policies, the government faces a crisis of legitimacy even as rumors spread of the army’s role in governance increasing

The over 300,000 civil servants are also demanding that they be paid in US dollars rather than in the bonds introduced by the Zimbabwe government. Teachers and doctors had gone on strike earlier

The attacks on Bulawayo on Tuesday came a day after police killed 5 protesters and injured 26 in Harare. Protests broke out on Monday following a massive fuel hike imposed by the government

Their main demands include a rise in salary from $500 to $3000 and payment in US dollars rather than in bonds. Teachers and doctors in Zimbabwe receive among the lowest pay in the world for their professions

Six people died and 35 were injured in the protests by opposition parties in the aftermath of the elections. While the inquiry commission recommends a probe against soldiers, it does not seek action against the president and others who sanctioned military deployment

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