MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has advised President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “arrest” the runaway prices of goods and services instead of expending the state’s energy on arresting MDC Alliance leaders.
Chamisa slammed Mnangagwa for bad governance and poor leadership, saying those were the source of the country’s crises and not the opposition party. Chamisa tweeted:
Instead of @edmnagangwa dirty schemes toarrest people, have schemes to arrest prices. The Opposition is not your problem but your policy positions.
Bad governance and poor leadership, not [the] MDC Alliance, is the source of national agony. ED has learnt nothing and forgotten nothing!
A fresh round of prices increases has seen prices of basic foodstuffs going beyond the reach of the majority. For instance, a 2-litre bottle of cooking oil now costs $218, a 2kg packet of sugar is now at $168 while a loaf of bread now costs $53 (more than US$2 at the official exchange rate).
Meanwhile, renowned journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono says embedded corruption and nepotism are behind the price increases. He tweeted:
When a regime LOOTS public funds like Mnangagwa’s is doing with his clansmen, it will have a direct impact on the poor.
NO sensible investor will come to a country where the army is used in politics.
That removes jobs, then LOOTING removes social security.
Prices go UP like this!
When a country is terribly governed & when the President is appointing corrupt & unqualified people & LOOTING public funds, this is what happens.
Basic products like cooking oil will be priced beyond the reach of the ordinary citizen!
Mnangagwa’s clansmen are focused on LOOTING!