Millions of Zimbabweans go hungry: Expert says corruption to blame

Millions of Zimbabweans go hungry: Expert says corruption to blame

- The situation facing Zimbabwe is only set to worsen according to experts

- Citizens are currently facing life without the bare essentials including electricity, healthcare and in some cases even food

- While the rest of the world gears up for the festive season, the embattled nation pushes on from crisis to crisis

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Zimbabwe is facing months of continued crisis amid hyperinflation, a drought and electricity outages.

The Citizen reports that analysts are certain the plight facing the nation will continue for a long time to come.

People in the country have become used to going without electricity, healthcare and even food with over 2 million exposed to hunger and starvation if no immediate steps are taken.

READ ALSO: US allegedly wants Zimbabwe to return land before lifting sanctions

Analyst Nathan Hayes has condemned the notion that the situation is due to sanctions put in place against Zimbabwe:

“The sanctions target both specific individuals and companies. Zimbabwe’s current economic crisis is not the result of these targeted sanctions, and can be attributed to decades of economic mismanagement and corruption."

Briefly.co.za reported that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had snubbed an offer by the US Government to ease sanctions.

Mnangagwa had refused the deal which may have provided some relief because the Americans had asked for the land confiscated from white citizens to be returned in exchange.

Meanwhile, citizens have turned to charcoal as a way to prepare food and a light source after hour-long power outages and high gas prices saw more primitive means emerging.

Countless reports say the situation is set to persist well into the new year as the African nation struggles to get itself back on track.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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