“Harassment and targeted arrests of civil society leaders damage Zimbabwe’s reputation & economic future. We call on the Zimbabwean government to uphold its constitution, protect human rights, and foster an environment where all can contribute to the nation’s progress.”
“… We fear he is being processed for deportation. We, nevertheless, sincerely hope that this will not be the case … Mr. President, we ask that your government take the necessary steps to ensure that comrade Kwasi Adu-Amankwah is released and allowed to continue with his mission."
The central bank has been selling dollars to banks at a rate of one U.S. dollar to 2.5 RTGS, a level which bankers have criticised as too low but which Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said was appropriate for now, calling it an “initial trigger point”.
On Friday, it exchanged the bond notes’ replacement for dollars at a rate of 2.5. Economists cautiously welcomed the central bank’s intervention, which it hopes will temper demand for black market dollars and ease inflation as the new currency settles.