“(The) government will not stand by while such narrow interests play out so violently,” President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba told the state-controlled Sunday Mail newspaper. “The response so far is just a foretaste of things to come.”
"ln light of the economic situation, l will be returning home after a productive week of bilateral trade and investment meetings. We will be ably represented in Davos by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube. The first priority is to get Zimbabwe calm, stable and working again."
Inflation soared to a 10-year high above 40 percent in December and has probably risen further since President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week raised fuel prices by 150 percent, leading to protests that have triggered a crackdown by security forces.
The government has said three people died during the unrest that broke out on Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa raised fuel prices by 150 percent. Lawyers and activists say the toll was much higher and that security forces used violence and carried out mass arrests to quell the unrest.