The indigenization law compels foreign-owned firms in key sectors of the country’s economy such as mining to transfer majority stakes to indigenous Zimbabweans.
Dangote, who has invested more than $400 million into a cement plant in Zambia, met with President Robert Mugabe and a number of government ministers on Monday.
Villagers, who spoke with Studio 7, said they have no other means to survive but to sell livestock to feed their families.
Zimbabwe’s economy has been in a free fall since the hotly disputed 2013 elections that brought President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF back into full control of power in the country.
Workers’ representative Ephraim Katsina said they demanded a meeting with Chitungwiza Town Clerk George Makunde seeking assurances on terminal benefits.
Community Working Group on Health director, Itai Rusike, says it’s unfortunate that the bulk of Zimbabwe’s health funding is now coming from donors.
WFP communications officer for southern Africa, David Orr, said the situation in urban areas, though also dicey, is far much better than in rural areas.
Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says unless political institutions changed their biases, which tend to favor men over women, under-representation of women in politics will remain an issue.
Chengeto Brown, is the daughter to the late musicians, Andy Brown, and mbira maestro, Chiwoniso Maraire.
Political commentator George Mkwananzi told Studio 7 such remarks are a dent on the first lady, who is supposed to be a pillar of life in Zimbabwe.