Futile calls

Taking a brief break from infighting of his party, Tsvangirai called for youths to hold public protests against rising unemployment. Such calls are futile in the absence of actual and visible leadership.

Nigel Chanakira
Nigel Chanakira

The disagreements within MDC have also fouled the air in the country’s financial markets. Nigel Chanakira, CEO of AfrAsia (formerly Kingdom Bank) says the collapse of the opposition sends distress signals to foreign investors, who have not so much as dipped a cautious toe in the murky waters of our financial markets.

Ten months after July 2013, the unemployment line continues to lengthen, despite Zanu (PF)’s claims of 2,2 million jobs in five years. Those that console themselves with claims of self-employment will be first to admit that selling bananas on the street corner is merely a hand-to-mouth pastime, lacking job security and offering no tangible benefits.

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