Zimbabweans gather for arrival of incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa from SA

Zimbabwean incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is due to arrive from South Africa at a military airbase in Harare on Wednesday, where he had fled after Former President Robert Mugabe fired him.

Mnangagwa is expected to take over as interim President until the elections next month.

EWN reporter Hitekani Magwedze says it is still not clear what time Mnangagwa will be arriving in Zimbabwe, but people are gathering at the air base in anticipation of his arrival.

What would it take to get the Zimbabwe back to the well functioning productive state it once was?

Economist at Nedbank, Isaac Matshego, says the Zimbabwean economy would need a lot of investment to revive its productive capacity.

Remember these days the Zimbabwean economy is being referred to as a 'supermarket economy' in the sense that there is very little production taking place.

Isaac Matshego, Economist at Nedbank

The economic base was eroded in the late 90s. That economy has no capacity to even produce goods for local consumption only and it is very reliant on imports....

Issac Matshego, Economist at Nedbank

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