Davos — Zimbabwe’s government will press on with painful economic reforms to overcome years of crisis despite recent bloody unrest, says finance minister Mthuli Ncube. “The economic reform agenda is a very serious one, but also we are determined to see it through,” he said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “This [unrest] is part of the pain in terms of the reform road map.” “The truth is we’ve had 20 years of economic decay and morass, and we’re determined that we fix this and move Zimbabwe to the next level,” he said. Zimbabwe has been rocked by deadly violence after the government hiked fuel prices as part of its hard-hitting reform plan, enacted following the ouster of Robert Mugabe 14 months ago. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was meant to be in Davos with Ncube but had to cut short his overseas tour amid the clashes. Earlier on Tuesday, Mnangagwa vowed to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, but said raising fuel ...

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