Zanu-PF youths threaten businesses

Published: 01 May 2019
ZANU-PF youth league yesterday threatened to deal with shops which are increasing prices of goods saying they want people to demonstrate and overthrow the government.

This comes as the cost of living in the country continues to shoot up with prices of basic commodities increasing on a daily basis.

In a statement, Zanu-PF youth league secretary Pupurai Togarepi said business must not punish people by increasing prices of basic commodities.

"Businesses should shape up or ship out and allow humane organisations to set base in the country. The economy is going through a revival phase but that should never be punitive to the consumer.

"In a way the price madness is yet another ploy to trigger demonstrations and we are aware of the actors behind these nefarious exercises.

"Soon we are going to dispatch our monitors to check on compliance with our laws on the part of the companies and also call upon relevant authorities to crack the whip and break monopolies and cartels that are now holding the nation to ransom."

Togarepi also said Finance minister Mthuli Ncube must be sensitive.

"While we embrace austerity for prosperity and have tightened our belts to adjust to the situation which requires us to do so, we would like the ministries of Finance and Industry to be sensitive to the plight of the masses and ensure that there is a balance between theory and practice.

"Soon we are going to call for the total boycott of certain shops that are causing artificial shortages so as to justify price increases and if that route fails we will mobilise to shut down such enterprises that thrive on unjustified and terrorist actions."
He also added that some other businesses are behaving like terrorists.

"The price increases are unjustified and speculative and uncalled for. We hope that business will do the right thing and stop the madness before we descend on errant companies that are behaving like the terrorists, hurting the economy and blunting the country's economic revival efforts.

"We resolved, at our management committee meeting, that we need to cleanse the country of all systems that are in the habit of sucking our people and deal decisively with mafia business organisations that are siphoning and mopping foreign currency."
- dailynews
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