President Robert Gabriel Mugabe quickly returned home yesterday from Uganda where he was attending the inauguration ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni.

Mugabe was met at the Harare International Airport by Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko and many other government officials and top Zanu PF officers.

He returns home to a country that is on its knees with banks now almost cashless as the nation slowly awaits the a possibility of leadership change in the distant 2018 elections.

Writing on his blog, MDC’s Eddie Cross paints a very bleak future in which Zimbabweans will once again experience another 2008; with no money, no food, no employment, plenty of money changers trading hard currencies for the useless bond notes that will be introduced soon to mark the beginning and return  of 2008.

Mr Cross notes that Zimbabwe was doing fairly well until after 2013 elections when the government used unorthodox means to make payments leaving the Reserve Bank dry.

Many pessimists and optimists await to see how the government manages the situation until we get to the 2018 election.