Africa 22.10.2018 04:41 pm

Why Mnangagwa needs to get the money back from the Mugabes

This would be just the start of numerous reforms needed to reverse the country’s inevitable slide into economic hell.

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa campaigned in July for Zimbabwe’s presidency, he promised to be a business friendly leader, and to return his country’s economy to 20th-century times of plenty and prosperity.

Why Mnangagwa needs to get the money back from the Mugabes
Why Mnangagwa needs to get the money back from the Mugabes

Why Mnangagwa needs to get the money back from the Mugabes

This would be just the start of numerous reforms needed to reverse the country’s inevitable slide into economic hell.

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