Zanu-PF national political commissar, retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje has said that the ruling party is concerned by the recent price increases which the party considers unjustified. He also said that the price hikes were going to end soon as the government will deal with the situation. Rugeje also reiterated the supremacy of Zanu-PF to the government. Speaking to state-media, Rugeje said,
As the ruling party, we are concerned about the unjustified price increases and shortages of certain commodities that are currently being experienced in the country, but we are optimistic that things will normalise as Government is taking several measures to deal with the problem.
…The party is failing to understand what is triggering these price hikes it because they are not happy with Zanu-PF’s victory during the just-ended elections or is it because of mere cruelty? The Government is looking at these issues to find a lasting solution. We now have a new Minister of Finance, who is an expert in the finance sector, and we are also now trying to mend relations with a lot of countries which used to be hostile to us…We now have senior people working full-time for the party…This is what we call supremacy of the party over Government.