Harare ‑ The ruling Zanu-PF party on Tuesday, appealed to the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to allow Zimbabweans to import basic commodities that were banned two years ago as basic goods continue to disappear from shops.
Government banned the importation of various basic commodities which was a measure of controlling the import bill.
The ruling party, which won the July 30 elections after a court challenge by opposition Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance, attributed the current price runaway and commodity shortages to a hidden hand of economic saboteurs bent on derailing Mnangagwa’s drive of making Zimbabwe a middle-class country by 2030.
“We have observed signs of negative forces bent on derailing our set economic trajectory of Zimbabwe is open for business, which is meant for the attainment of a middle-income economy by 2030,” Zanu-PF said
It said the meltdown was being driven by evil forces that were behind street peddling of foreign currency in the informal sector and offloading of goods onto the black market for sale at exorbitant prices.