Despite pleas for almost the greater part of 1991 and 1992, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city and the country’s major industrial base, is slowly dying while the government continues to watch, undisturbed from their ivory towers in Harare.
ZANU (Ndonga) leader Ndabaningi, who on his return from self-exile in the United States promised to give every Zimbabwean $600 a month and a 15-acre piece of land, is now beginning to show his true colours.
The recent promotions of army and air force commanders seems to be aimed more at tribally balancing the army than anything else.
The absence of substantive chief executives for Zimbabwe’s key service parastatals, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Air Zimbabwe, is largely responsible for the present chaos they are in rather than the lack of managerial skills.
Although most countries in Africa are striving to create jobs for their citizens very few have comprehensive employment policies.
Retrenchments or wage freezes currently being implemented by Zimbabwean companies because of the current economic crisis could be doing more damage to those companies according to experts.