Mnangagwa begs ‘senior brother’ Putin to help him develop Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe economic crisis Fuel price hike national strike and a new currency

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa who announced the increase on Saturday night, noted that the prices were predicated on the prevailing rate of 1:1 between the USA dollar and the surrogate bond note.

British legislator Kate Hoey which chairs the all-party parliamentary group on Zimbabwe demanded a statement from the United Kingdom government.

Inflation is running high while wages have stagnated.

Rights workers say the disruption to social networking sites has stifled their ability to monitor alleged abuses against perceived supporters of the strike.

The southern African nation faces a severe shortage of USA dollar cash and confidence in its bond notes, which are supposed to be worth the same as the dollar, is low.

Initially pegged at 1:1 against the USA dollar when it was introduced, the bond note, however, has gradually lost value against the real currency and is now trading at about one-third the value of the US dollar.

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Zimbabwean companies are also not producing enough to satisfy local demand or to earn foreign currency by exporting goods. $12 a gallon is about right, without even bothering to account for the very much lower incomes in that country Mugabe so impoverished.

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the country's biggest labor federation, has called for a three-day strike this week.

Riot police have been deployed in the capital and in the southern city of Bulawayo.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the price hike was aimed at tackling shortages caused by an increase in fuel use and "rampant" illegal trading.

The president's announcement came after fuel shortages which began in October past year worsened in recent weeks with motorists sometimes spending nights in fuel pump queues that stretch for kilometres.

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"Several people have been arrested, including Evan Mawarire. People are suffering", a protester told the BBC's Shingai Nyoka in Harare.

Many protesters said the president - who left the country on Sunday for a trip to Russian Federation and several central Asian countries - should have cancelled his trip to deal with the crisis.

Some suburbs across cities and towns have been turned into no go area by mobs consisting mainly of youths who have set up barricades, makeshift roadblocks, burnt tyres and attacked law enforcement agents.

"We would want initially, we don't think we [should] concentrate on hardware".

Many people directed their anger at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power after Mugabe was forced to resign but has not delivered on promises to revive the economy.

"They are alleging that he incited violence.through Twitter and other forms of social media particularly in the central business district", she said.

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The videos inspired the ThisFlag movement that led mass protests across the country against Robert Mugabe, the long-time president who was ousted in 2017 after a military takeover.

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