ZIMBABWE: Emmerson Mnangagwa cancels Davos Forum to deal with crisis
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has decided to skip the forthcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to be held between 22 and 25 January, 2019, and is heading back home “within the next 24 hours.”
With an online petition seeking to have him barred from Davos, as well as unconfirmed reports of his own party stalwarts clandestinely seeking to have him impeached back at home, President Mnangagwa has been left with little option but to cut short his stay abroad and head home.
Losing presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, Dr. Noah Manyika has welcomed reports that Mnangagwa has abandoned the Davos summit.
“It is the right things to do, if it’s true,” Manyika told Zimbabwean online portal ZOOMZimbabwe. “President Mnangagwa’s return must be followed by an immediate suspension of the fuel price hikes, disbanding of the Cabinet and reconstituting the Executive.”