Is there a political crisis in Zimbabwe?

In recent weeks Zimbabwe has been on spotlight over gross violations of human rights by security forces in a bid to crush the planned 31 July Demonstrations over gross domestic corruption in the Mnangagwa administration.

Prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume were arrested on charge of inciting violence by Mnangagwa regime, resulting in social media outcry using : #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.

The social media campaign drew a lot attention across the globe including the likes of Hilary Clinton , Aka , Thandie Newton an more global figures in support of the campaign addressing the crisis in Zimbabwe of human rights abuses and rampant corruption in the Mnangagwa administration.

Is there a political crisis in Zimbabwe?

Yes , there is a political and economic crisis despite denial by President Mnangagwa and his party Zanu PF.

Over thirty (30) opposition members were in hiding after calling for the 31 July Protests resulting in arrest and being charged with "inciting public violence" by State.

Over twenty-five (25) journalists have been arrested in the same period for carrying out stories on corruption in the Mnangagwa government including prominent journalist Mduduzi Mathuthu. Others have been arrested for carrying out there job in the Harare Central Business district.

Over 30 people have been put in prison for insulting the President or questioning the rule of the president, resulting in the outcry on the social media.

Inflation running at more than 800% is the clearest sign of the worst economic crisis in over a decade and has evoked memories of hyperinflation under former president Robert Mugabe, whose 37-year rule was ended by an army coup in 2017.
Ziyambi said Harare authorities took offence to the bishop's description of the government, headed by Mugabe's replacement, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as lacking the knowledge, skill or emotional stability to resolve Zimbabwe's political and economic problems.