Tsvangirai is on record blaming Zanu (PF) for bad economic policies as Ã¢â‚¬Â¨well as looting of resources at the expense of development in theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨country and warned that the party would cause further suffering ofÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ordinary Zimbabweans.
The MDC-T President said his party created some Ã¢â‚¬Â¨form of economic stability in the country after the inception of theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨GNU in February 2009, adding that it had theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨capacity to attract foreign direct investment.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Zanu (PF)s indigenisation policy is seen by analysts asÃ¢â‚¬Â¨a threat to foreign direct investment and the party has vowed to intensify the programme.
Economist, John Robertson, told The Zimbabwean that Zimbabwe was alreadyÃ¢â‚¬Â¨in a crisis.
“I think we are in a crisis already. We do not have policies that canÃ¢â‚¬Â¨attract Foreign Direct Investment. We are victims of policies such asÃ¢â‚¬Â¨the indigenisation programme and a continuation of such policies willÃ¢â‚¬Â¨only make the situation worse,” he said.
Robertson believes Zimbabwe’s fragile internationalÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ standing has been badly affected by the conduct of the elections.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨He said even if South African President Jacob Zuma had sent hisÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ congratulations to President Robert Mugabe he did not believe thatÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ Zuma’s confidence was shared by the South African business community.
“I think our country’s international standing will continue to be Ã¢â‚¬Â¨badly affected by the manner in which the election was held. I don’t think South African Ã¢â‚¬Â¨investors share their President’s sentiments,” Robertson said.
Erich Bloch, also an economist, said whether Zimbabwe plunged into Ã¢â‚¬Â¨another economic crisis or not depended on the policies the new Ã¢â‚¬Â¨government would pursue.
“If they come up withÃ¢â‚¬Â¨new policies, a crisis could be avoided but if they stick to their Ã¢â‚¬Â¨old policies, we will have problems,” Bloch said.
Political analyst, Eldred Masunungure, said: “I do not agree that Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Zimbabwe is headed for a deeper crisis. I think there will be efforts by all sides to normalize relations because they cannot continue like Ã¢â‚¬Â¨this,” said Masunungure.
Another political analyst, Blessing Vava, said Tsvangirai was wrong in thinking that the Ã¢â‚¬Â¨MDC-T had the key to unlock the country’s economic or politicalÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ crisis.
“What Tsvangirai can do is accept his defeat and hope that the nextÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ government will be able to respond to the needs and aspirations of the Ã¢â‚¬Â¨people of Zimbabwe,” said Vava.Post published in: News