ED Warned To Keep Tight ‘Leash’ On Overzealous VP Chiwenga To Attract Foreign Investors
President ED has been warned that he needs to keep a leash on his overzealous deputy VP Chiwenga if he wishes to attract foreign investors.
This came from NKC African Economics analyst Gary van Staden who was commenting on Chiwenga’s infamous decision to fire nurses recently
While Mr Mnangagwa clearly owes Mr Chiwenga a great debt, he needs to rein in his second-in-command. Zimbabwe does not need more hard men. We expect this impasse to be resolved swiftly, legally and without additional coercion, but failure to do so would be negative for Zimbabwe’s recovery plans.
While the jury remains out on the potential for the restructured ZANU-PF government to lift Zimbabwe out of decades of economic and social decay, such ill-advised actions that show a repeat of past repression should be avoided. Mnangagwa cannot stand on world and Commonwealth stages proclaiming a new dawn while his second-in-command, the military man who put him in power, plays hard man back home.
The fired nurses have however been reinstated but they took the issue to court seeking to have Chiwenga’s decision nullified.