Zimbabweans Face Yet Another Gloomy Festive Season

Zimbabweans will face yet another gloomy festive holiday this year as price of basic goods continue to soar well beyond the reach of many at a time authorities predict that inflation will continue to scale up in the New Year. Millions of Zimbabweans are already facing food insecurity, primarily due to drought, mismanagement of resources by government, and Covid-19 hasn't made it any better. Critics say President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to keep promises he made in 2018's election campaign to revive the economy by pushing through reforms, attracting foreign investment and rebuilding collapsing infrastructure.

A woman displays the new $10 banknotes on her way out of a bank in Harare.

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