WASHINGTON DC —
Some factories that were forced to shut down due to the harsh economic situation in Zimbabwe are now serving as churches.
Tapiwa Mashakada, a top member of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, made this claim during a parliamentary debate on the state of the economy Wednesday.
Mashakada took aim at the Zanu PF government for failing to deliver on its promises to create 2 million jobs, adding many people were now living on one dollar a week.
But Zanu PF lawmakers defended their record, saying the economy was suffering because of western sanctions.
MDC-T legislator Dorcas Sibanda said it was sad that companies have shut down leaving thousands of people unemployed.
She said it was the duty of President Robert Mugabe’s government to cater for the needs of all Zimbabweans.