Not much Zimpathy
WHAT HAPPENED| ZIMBABWE'S inflation rate remains unchallenged as the world’s highest – 1 593% – unemployment is now 80%, its central bank has decided to reduce the money supply in a desperate effort to support the Zim dollar and now most of the approximately 700 remaining white farmers are waiting to hear whether their applications for 99-year leaseholds have been successful. IT’S ENDLESS MISERY, The Star commented. And now political doublespeak is adding to the farmers’ confusion. The London Daily Telegraph said that it took Mugabe a quarter of a century to ruin one of Africa’s most promising countries. The only “hope” now is that a brutal Emmerson Mnangagwa will take over, because at least his economic management would be less disastrous.