Harare (Fides Service) – In Zimbabwe the Opposition is planning series of strikes to protest against President Robert Mugabe’s economic policies. “The country is collapsing” opposition leaders say “the people are starving to death”. Unemployment affects more than 70% of the labour force and the rate of inflation is 430%.
Food prices have rocketed in recent months and the government is considering the possibility of returning to price control.
President Mugabe denies the accusations that his policies have seriously damaged national economy while accusing the Opposition of wanting to destroy the country. LM (Fides Service 13/10/2003 EM lines 14 Words: 121)