Damning Report Names Mnangagwa as 'Cartel Leader' in Zimbabwe

The social and economic cost of harm caused by cartels in Zimbabwe is evident in high unemployment, disease, and hunger although it is difficult to measure how much wealth Zimbabwe has lost because of these illicit activities. This is contained in a damning report, 'Cartel Power Dynamics in Zimbabwe', published by South Africa's Maverick Citizen. The report points out that although normally cartels work to undermine the state, in Zimbabwe, however, they are in league with the highest people in the land. Ironically, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has been a public critic of illicit financial transfers, is identified by the report as one of the cartel bosses whose alleged patronage and protection keep cartels operating.

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Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, left, and President Emmerson Mnangagwa (file photo).

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