– Zanu PF has said
it has had enough with businesses who are hiking prices on daily basis saying
they are forcing their hand to adopt price control mechanisms which was not
President Mnangagwa’s desire.
ahead of the Zaka East parliamentary by-election slated for September 21, Zanu
PF national political commissar Victor Matemadanda said the business community
was being used by the opposition to make people suffer so that they could revolt
servants and shops are busy increasing prices. What is the logic behind those
President Mnangagwa and his development initiatives. President Mnangagwa did
not want price controls but these businesses are forcing our hand.
it’s because we wanted the businesses to operate in a free environment which
benefits them and the consumers. This has however been taken as a sign of
weakness by these business people.
going back to the drawing board because when we say let us work together, some
are being used by our enemies who cheer them on to increase prices so that
people can revolt against the government,” said Matemadanda.
businesses ‘in their place’, claiming government was just giving them a rope long
enough to hang themselves
it does not mean that we are stupid. We have fought and liberated this country
so we will not be given sleepless nights by a mere business. If we agree to
implement price controls, let nobody cry foul.
at the forefront of hiking prices. The government should not be troubled by
people in the ruling party who are busy profiteering at the expense of the
people,” said Matemadanda.
by Clemence Chiduwa who is battling it out against the MDC Alliance’s Derick