The ruling ZANU PF party is on a crusade, trying to persuade the masses to stoically take the pill of austerity, claiming that government policies are taking the country in the right direction.
Speaking to villagers in Wedza over the weekend, ZANU PF Youth League national commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu said President Emmerson Mnangagwa is doing all he can to better people’s lives. He said:
We have to be very patient with President Mnangagwa’s policies because they are taking the country in the right direction.
He will not get in shops to control prices but he is doing all his best to make sure everything is in its rightful place.
If Mnangagwa goes around controlling prices, investors will stay away and we will continue to suffer.
Tsenengamu claimed that President Mnangagwa will do the right thing and needed the people to support him;
We are used to a President who interferes with business, but he is one a person who will not do so.
President Mnangagwa will do the right thing but he needs your support for the economy to function.
Meanwhile, Wedza South MP, Tinoda Machakaire, whose name was on the “Corruption List” released by the Youth League last month but has since been cleared, said that he has approached the relevant authorities to inform them of the drought situation in his constituency.