The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting, Monica Mutsvangwa said at the weekend that companies that make bread are trying to sabotage government.
Industry has been invited so many times in the last six months at State House (President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s residence), to talk. But from nowhere, on the eve of Independence, they didn’t follow that channel of negotiating. They just put a letter at six o clock in the evening at Industry Minister’s (Mangaliso) Ndlovu’s office announcing that they have increased the price of bread.
One clearly see that there is a motive a day before Independence Day celebrations, there will be 40 to 50 000 people in the stadium and President was going to talk to these people, so what did they want to happen.
The President is looking at all those issues affecting people. We have unbundled the GMB because private sector used to import all the wheat and maize. The President has stopped that, after realising the private sector was abusing that facility.
Now it’s the GMB that imports wheat, maize. Some companies wanted to buy all the wheat at the GMB silos probably thinking government was still as clumsy as before.
The government stopped that because they think bread makes people revolt against the government.
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Monica Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician, Minister of Information and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) since she was 15. She is one of the numerous allies of Emmerson Mnangagwa who became triumphant during the intra-party fights which rocked ZANU PF... Read More About Monica Mutsvangwa