The government has once again blamed the opposition MDC for causing the economic challenges facing the country.
While analysts have blamed the government’s policy inconsistencies and mismanagement of abundant resources as well as deep-seated corrupt cartels seated in the citadels of power, the MDC is the source of economic turmoil as far as the government is concerned.
While addressing the media in Harare on Monday, the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Cain Mathema said:
It must be known that those economic challenges facing the country were brought about by the MDC.
The sanctions were brought about by the MDC-Alliance, so it is laughable that we should be accused, as Government, of causing the economic challenges.
We do not want price increases at all and the Government will do all it can to ensure prices stabilise.
Mathema’s remarks were made in the context of the claim that security agencies have unearthed a plot to topple the government.
Minister Mathema further claimed that the government has the names of organisations and people involved in the plot.