While ordinary Zimbabweans who are groaning under the lockdown and economic meltdown will never dispute one thing, there is a deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe but the government has been adamant in saying there is no crisis in Zimbabwe. After all most households earn below the poverty line as defined by ZIMSTAT. Maybe it’s true the government’s own officials simply don’t know that there is a crisis after all.

Social media is awash with a video and pictures of the country’s permanent secretary who recently hired a private jet and took his family to Victoria Falls for a holiday.