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Zimbabwe: Have the lessons been learned? The signs aren’t good

Zimbabwe: Have the lessons been learned? The signs aren’t good

Public reaction to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tweet announcing the death of Lands and Agriculture minister Perrance Shiri on July 29 summarised the polarised nature of the Zimbabwean society, while also serving as a barometer of the effectiveness of government policies in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zimbabwe’s ill-equipped health infrastructure

Zimbabwe’s ill-equipped health infrastructure

Despite Zimbabwe’s crumbling public health infrastructure, former health minister Obadiah Moyo told journalists in Harare on 2 May, 18 days before the country recorded its first Covid-19 case, that the southern African nation was ready to handle the global pandemic.

C-19 in Zimbabwe: Work and Jobs

C-19 in Zimbabwe: Work and Jobs

As captured by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s desperate plea for $200 million in a letter to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on April 2, the Covid-19 pandemic could not have struck Zimbabwe at a worse time.