Trade unions from across the divide have threatened to roll fresh protests if President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government does not address the deepening economic problems facing the country.

The Zanu-PF-aligned Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) alongside the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) issued the threats ahead of May Day celebrations this week,

ZFTU secretary-general Kennias Shamuyarira said Mnangagwa must act before schools reopen next week or face protests

“It is time the president took a position and say enough is enough,” he said.

“The workers are suffering; in fact, the civil servants who are toiling for his administration are going home empty-handed.

“If these business people are his friends, since we have seen him meet them several times, he must tell them that they should stop this nonsense or the people will react.”

ZCTU president Peter Mutasa said they were giving Mnangagwa up to next month when schools reopen to address the economic crisis.

Bulawayo 24