The president while addressing a Zanu PF politburo meeting yesterday blamed the economic turmoil and the collapse of the local currency on foreign governments and business he said were destabilizing the economy to force him out of power, Newsday reports.
The president is his speech vowed his political detractors would not win since they did not liberate the country to benefit selfish profiteers and greedy individuals:
On the economic front, we are witnessing a relentless attack on our currency and the economy in general through exorbitant pricing models. We are fully cognisant that this is a battle being fuelled by our political detractors, elite opportunists and malcontents who are bent on pushing a nefarious agenda
They will never win. We did not liberate this country for selfish profiteers and greedy individuals, but for all the people in our land who have the right to enjoy a better quality of life. As a party, we must always strive to achieve this.
The confrontational actions which played out in the political, economic and media arena, were not isolated incidents, but well-orchestrated, co-ordinated and planned events. I am aware that the intention was to cause despondency, unrest, violence and to render the country ungovernable.
These acts should never be tolerated. I urge the party and nation as a whole to remain alert. Let’s refuse to be divided by vigilantes who were hired by hostile foreign governments to distract us from our quest to grow (the economy) and improve the quality of lives for all, in peace, unity and love
The politburo meeting took place a few short hours before Zimbabwe Security Services held a press conference to according to them dismiss rumours circulating that another coup was imminent in Zimbabwe.