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President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa delivering his solidarity statement during the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Solidarity Conference) Heads of State and Government.
  • Business and government relations in Zimbabwe are at an all-time low, the general economy slows down, and the value of the local currency tumbles
  • The government has had an adversarial relationship with businesses because of conflicting interests in Zimbabwe
  • The business stands accused by the government in Zimbabwe of sabotaging efforts to stabilise the economy by indexing the price of goods and services to a parallel market

Relations between the government of Zimbabwe and the business community have been at an all-time low.

After the central bank summoned retailers and manufacturers for the Sunday Mail, a Zimbabwean government publication called a “no holds barred” meeting slated to take place on Tuesday, July 19. The agenda of the meeting offers no end in sight to the frosty relations between the two parties. The Sunday Mail carried this story with the headline, “RBZ summons retailers, manufacturers”.

Even though the publication called the …