11 October 2018
A showdown is looming in Zimbabwe on Thursday as labour unions have vowed to go ahead with planned protests against the country’s continued economic crisis. This is despite a police ban on account of fears of a fresh cholera outbreak.
Zimbabwe’s largest trade union, the Zimbabwe Congress Trade Union (ZCTU) called for national protests on Thursday as the country’s economic crisis worsened, AFP reported.
The ZCTU said the strike was triggered by sharp price hikes, a new tax on electronic transactions and daily shortages ranging from fuel to drugs.